I mentioned yesterday that I was not having a good parenting week. My boy and I have been at odds a lot lately, and I felt we needed a fun few hours just the two of us. Today that happened. (Hence why this isn’t going up until almost Sunday.)
This morning I picked him up from my mom’s and we set off downtown to see if the sprinklers were on (aka, if Splasheville was open.) It was and we were both relieved. We spent a good hour at Splasheville, with a few other families enjoying the cool water in the hot, humid morning hours.
As we were heading back to the car, Lucas whispered to me, “that was fun.”
And I kind of melted.
I let him choose between going to a Chick-fil-a standalone store, or to one at the mall. He chose the one at the mall, and we visited Build A Bear first. He built one of the Avenger bears (Hulk) and was thrilled. He played in the play area, we ate lunch and as we were walking back to the car, he again said, “that was fun.”
Tonight we went to an Asheville Tourists baseball game. It was incredibly hot, and he was expecting to play baseball himself. He didn’t understand why the “baseball mans” wouldn’t let him down on their field. He eventually got into the spirit of baseball.
I was carrying him out of the stadium and one more time he told me, “that was fun.”
Mission accomplished. We had such a fun summer day and it was so good to push everything else aside today. The house chores and work can wait as long as we’re creating fun memories.
Linking up with All Things Fadra this week!