I don't realize, until the Spring, how truly lazy I have gotten over the Winter months. How much more I watch TV. How little I organize in the house. How rarely I take the kids on outings. Then, as the sun rises earlier, and sets later, productivity begins to increase. The boys are outside daily. We are taking walks. Going to the park. Enjoying outdoor, Kansas City offerings, such as a kite festival, or dog day event at the Nelson. I am inspired to take my boys to a baseball game. Sign Brock up for soccer. Our weekend walks to Starbucks have returned. Little by little, my days become filled with completing projects around the house. Playing more. Cooking more. Cleaning more. Hours that didn't exist in the Winter months are appearing out of thin air. Out of beautiful, sun-filled, breezy air.
This Sunday, we had dinner at my sister Leah's, the boys running themselves ragged as Url chased them through the yard. My brother, Timothy, in town from school. Last Sunday, we had dinner at the O'Laughlin's. Where, upon Michael's entering the kitchen, Brock exclaimed with a gasp. "Michael, you look nice today." Mimi scrambling to get dinner on the table in time for me to eat before leaving for work that evening. On a walk, that same day, we ran into my old Blazer team mate, Lauren. She too, was out enjoying the day, walking her little pup, Theo. She continued on with us to the park. On the way, the ever inquisitive and observant Brock asked her, "Where do you live?" She replied, "On the street directly behind you. Well, 2 streets behind." A few moments pass. And Brock simply asks, "But why do you live ON the street?" Haha, yes Lauren, do tell.