|E rocking out on a branch guitar and H posing front and center while their friends climb.|
Pretty much every day after school I pick the boys up, we meet up with friends and head to the nearby park to play. Before we started this ritual the boys would take the bus to and from school and I would go entire days without ever getting dressed and going outside (one of the downfalls of working from home). Now I am forced to get dressed, pick them up, talk with other parents and enjoy some fresh air every afternoon. The boys, of course, really enjoy it. At first they played at the playground but, since we go so often they started exploring the park, climbing trees, collecting sticks and just being boys. They even have a secret fort (aka a large tree that has branches to shield them) that they love. When we head home everyone is a bit calmer, we spent some quality time together and I can go back to work in a happy house. It has ended up being my favorite moment each day.