Summer ran errands with my parents and I all day yesterday, and she was a trooper. Last night, I promised her that we would stay home today and have a play date. She gave me a verbal list – play beauty shop, play hide ‘n seek, watch Strawberry Shortcake, and work on crafts. Gabriel looked at me and said, “Sounds like you are going to be busy.” As soon as she woke up, she was ready for our play date. Since the boys were already off to school with Aunt Darla, we decided to cuddle and watch a cartoon to start our day.
My mind was spinning with some things that I needed to get done. Before I can really be present and enjoy the moment, sometimes I have to clear out the clutter in my brain. Unfortunately, that was not the only clutter that I had going on today. Our craft closet was a wreck. For all of you who think that I am organized and always have it together, the pictures below are proof that I do not.
Luckily, Summer likes to help, so she happily watched me, handed me things, and admired all of the items that she had not seen before. It took a little longer than I had planned…it always does…but I finished it. With the clutter removed from the closet, I was able to move on to the truly important thing on my to-do list, my play date with Summer.
We played hide ‘n seek, read books, and played beauty shop. She watched Strawberry Shortcake and worked on some cutting and pasting while I was cleaning the closet, so she let that count as part of the play date, too. We had a great time. As I was searching for the positives in the boys being back at school, I was able to come up with one. Summer had my undivided attention for a mommy/daughter play date, and she loved it. She has already asked to have another one tomorrow.
After the play date, my mind started drifting to dinner tonight, breakfast tomorrow, packing lunches, etc. I remembered that my sweet friend, Kristen, over at Dine & Dish had a new blog post up that I had not read yet, so I hurried over to read it. It was just the inspiration that I was looking for to create a healthy snack or dinner or breakfast. I adapted her recipe slightly so that these Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups could actually be Egg Snack Cups or Egg Dinner Cups.
Since Sean had to work late today, I decided to make them for dinner with some veggies and a fruit salad – quick, easy, and healthy. They hit the spot, and the good news is that there are still some left for breakfast tomorrow!