Nearly a year ago, I made the difficult decision to cut back to part time at work. It probably wasn't the smartest decision I've ever made professionally or financially, but personally, it's the best decision I've ever made. I was reminded of that today.
It finally feels like spring weatherwise, and that means the kids want to be outside. There was no school today, so I got to spend the afternoon with the little girls and Lexi (Jake was playing at a friend's house). We decided to walk to the park. Lizzy rode her bike, I pushed Morgan in the stroller, and Lexi helped Lizzy. We were only at the park for about an hour, but it was the best hour of my day. Lexi sat on the bench with me while I fed Morgan. We watched Lizzy run from the slides, to the swings, to the giant sandbox. She was having a blast. And I had a blast bonding with my oldest. When Lizzy needed help, Lexi and I took turns helping her and holding Morgan.