I knew the weather was going to be turning chilly~and rainy, and gray and I knew that there was some serious autumn beauty needing to be discovered.
So~I packed up the lunch basket and snuck it in the car yesterday morning. Then I told Corynn a story about two children who had been playing outside when their Mama called them in to go potty. And the little girl obeyed right away and didn't even ask why until AFTER she had obeyed. Then the girl said, "Why Mama, did you want me to go potty?" and the Mama said, "Because we are going on an ADVENTURE!" At that point Corynn realized the story was about her and you should have seen the expression on her face! Priceless.
We went to the same old park we ALWAYS go to, but it wasn't a same old same old trip. This day, we trekked AROUND the reservoir to the other side of our usual picnic spot. We laid out our blanket under the cascading weeping willow that we always admire from afar which was indeed a treat, but the real reason I had chosen this far off spot-was to bear witness to the WONDERFUL color changes of the season. It was magnificent.
And I am SO thankful we went. Especially as I peer out the window and see only foggy gray. It was MORE important to let the children run and play out of doors, and to experience the peak of Autumn beauty through exploration-then to finish folding laundry.
You know what though? I DID finish all the tasks that needed to be done yesterday anyhow. But getting right to the job once we got home.
So really, I got the best of both worlds! ;-)