Today was a challenge. In more ways than one. The kind that leave me deflated, overwhelmed and on the verge of tears. Nothing major happened, just a series of little things, banding together to bring about a general feeling of negativity. So I have decided to focus on something positive about my week. Because nothing good is born from negativity.
It's remarkable the things that float my boat these days. Whilst there are still many things non-child related, a great deal of joyous moments come from fab finds or new discoveries which benefit my boys. Last weekend I made one of these happy findings. Right under my nose. Minutes from our house. I wasn't exactly a pioneer, as Scott had been there before with Angus (he did fail to mention just how wonderful this park is though, typical male lack of detail). A beautiful, large, fenced in park. With tonnes of play equipment AND a sandpit.
I don't know how I've missed it all this time. We often play on the sports fields right next to it, throwing the frisbee or kicking a ball. But I have found it now and I am going to make the most of it, especially on Autumn days like last Monday. Soaked in sunshine and blue sky, Angus and I played for 3 whole hours! Felix slept for the bulk of that time. By chance, we ran into a friend from the neighbourhood and the kids played happily together. It is not often we spend hours on end, in the one place. Just being. Here, in this park, it's almost impossible not to.