The best laid plans did not go as planned – and it ended up just fine.
Our City got a scorching weekend, our first real taste of summer, with two sunny days in the 30s.
I had planned for the family to go to the Bluffs, one of our favourite parts of the City, with a nice trail and vast beach.
The hubby and T, as always, took their time and we left three hours later than I had intended. As expected, the beach was at capacity and police blocked the street into the area.
I was so grumpy on the drive home, because this was not the first time – nor will it be the last! – that we could’ve prevented this if we had left early.
When we got home, the hubby turned on the sprinkler in the backyard and picked T up and ran through it.
Seeing T laugh and run back and forth repeatedly was all it took for me to lose my grumpiness.
The hubby then picked me up without warning and ran through the sprinkler with me. So I was now soaked too.
I went in and opened a container of guacamole and poured myself a glass of cold mango juice and enjoyed both with a scary movie in the air conditioner while the two of them stayed outside.
The weekend may not have included the beach I planned for but it ended up being a good one.
We also included learning activities. This was the best writing practice we’ve seen from T yet!
Oh, and I took Ma to get her second dose. She is fully vaccinated now. What a relief!
In the meantime, we will have many more beach days to look forward to yet, cuz summer is just getting started!