I've been very caught up lately in the mundane. I feel bogged down by the condition of my house (a constant mess) and the mundane routines (changing diapers, cooking, washing hands, laundry, not getting enough sleep). I've been very just BLAH lately. This afternoon was so REFRESHING! I threw swimsuits on all the kids I had left this afternoon, slathered on sunscreen and we headed outside. The original plan was to get out the water balloons, but I wasn't prepared for that and it would have taken too long. So we went out to the sandbox. The kids cleared out all the toys and were going to make rivers. But they don't quite get it that they have to build them from high to low, or they don't flow well. So I suggested they make a big mountain and put a lake in it, having rivers flow down from there. They were excited about that, but weren't quite sure how to accomplish that goal. So instead of trying to just direct traffic, I jumped in the sandbox and we all built the mountain together. Then we spent the next twenty minutes making lakes, watching the mountain erode. It was so fun. I wasn't worried about them making a big mess, or splashing in the mud puddles. We just played together and had a grand time. Tomorrow, maybe we can pull out the water balloons!!!!