I'm one of those mom's that lets her kids skip school everyonce in a while... they WILL use all of their allowed 'sick' days plus a few sometimes. They aren't really sick days... they are 'well days' or "family day off" as we call them. We are all so rushed... to get somewhere, do something, buy something, eat something, and just be rushed. It's a daily struggle to remember to SLOW DOWN. The world won't fall apart, you won't fall behind & you aren't being lazy if you just take a few moments to enjoy this beautiful life God has given us. I cringe at the thought that my children are already being pushed into the daily grind by school and sports and cub scouts and everything else that seems to pile up.
so... I LOVE to play hookie. Especially on a beautiful day.
We started the day with lazy breakfast and then wondered outside to soak up the sun and enjoy all the new buds of green around us. We even ended the day with a bike ride around our downtown neighborhood and a stop at our little ice cream shop on the corner.
I hope that I can teach my children the importance of slowing down and enjoying the everyday beauty around us. Because as we all know... when we don't slow down on our own God has a way of doing it for us. *grin*