Like, pinch me, am I really in new york?? kind of glorious…. the weather app on my phone actually told me it was warmer here than in California a couple of times….to which I, of course, scoffed and turned a blind eye. In case you missed it on Instagram, I actually got a pretty gnarly sunburn on Sunday just lollygagging on the back deck! Obviously, the Apocolypse is upon us….
Benny hadn’t been to the park since last September and it was a whole ‘nother ball game back then….now that he is running all over like a mad fool, getting into mischief and generally being a little hellion, we saw the brilliant sunshine as a perfect excuse to let him run free and work out some of that toddler energy…
Speaking of toddler energy, there is a theory in my family that you are born with all of the energy you are going to have for your entire life and that is why kids are such maniacs, because they have like a hundred zillion times more energy working in their tiny bods, and then, like that sand clock thingy, the older you get…..well, the less you have, which explains why most days, it takes an act of congress to get me off the couch once I sit down…..or maybe I am just a lazy couch potato? Moving on….
Seeing my little boy discovering the world, choking on his giggles, chasing birds and running free filled my heart with a joy and gratitude that I can’t put into words.
Full is the only word I can think of…..dealing with all the stupid crap and angst in my head these days, it was sort of a shock to my system to feel so genuinely full….of happiness (dare i?), thankfulness, unadulterated glee.
It was an awesome day.