For the past two Friday’s we have taken the day off. We have been going, going, going and have not come up for air until now. We went to the bay and spent the entire afternoon there until the sun sunset. Harmonie found many little kids, to her surprise, out on the water to play with.
When she was in school, she was around a lot of kids that were wild and loud and energetic like her. Many of the kids could be quite rough and rambunctious. She fell right in line with those kids because that is who she is, a social sponge. Now that we are homeschooling, she is not around a lot of children anymore. Her environment is much more controlled. Her former school environment was very chaotic.
I watched her first play with a cute little blond baby girl. She and the little girl played for a good hour or so together until the little girl went home. The little girl must have been about one or two. She was cute as she could be. She and Harmonie played in the water together and played in the sand. Once that baby went home another one showed up shortly after. So Harmonie played with her. They played for hours. Harmonie made a sled out of a blanket and drug the baby girl all around the sand. The baby held on tight and laughed and giggled with glee. They had a great time.
Now dinner time, Harmonie found herself alone with no one to play with so she played alone for about a minute when an entire group of families arrived with tons of kids. For another two hours this kid made friends and played. These kids were older. They were all around her age. There was not an argument or a fight. Harmonie had one human moment. A little girl was naked laying on her boogie board and Harmonie took offense to the fact that she was on her board naked. She handled it like an eight year old girl would. Rudely! As she came over to me with her board, she told me she knew she handled the situation badly and would go apologize. However, she wanted me to understand that she thought it was gross that the child was naked on her board. Fair enough! She went back over to the group, apologized and went on playing .
It was a nice day. It was nice for me to see a glimpse of the child I knew and loved from before our life was flipped up side down. She had a blasted and I had some much needed quiet time with myself, the water and The Lord. I talked on the phone and crocheted. It was a hot and beautiful day. It had me begging for more. Summer is coming soon and I’m really excited about being able to sit in my chair and enjoy God’s blessings.
How often do you just take a day off to recharge?