Sunday. A day of rest. But normally, not for me. Sunday is the day I panic, realizing Saturday went by way to fast and gosh, the house is a mess. The paperwork isn’t done. The van is still a toxic waste dump!
I assumed this Sunday would be the same. Until my nine year old daughter nudged me in bed and said, “Mom! Mom! I have a great idea!” Then, her voice got a bit hushed as she whispered, “We never get alone time. Just you and me. Can we go to the zoo today? Alone?”
In my mind, I pictured the dirty house, the dirty van, the stacks of bills – all crashing down around me. For my daughter had played THE CARD. The “we never get time alone” card.
Two hours later, we were on the train in the Virginia Zoo. Smiling. And happy.
For a good part of the afternoon we walked, talked, took pictures and laughed. The sun was shining, causing the all the animals to come out and get warm. And look cute. VERY CUTE.
Please forgive me for this. I’m sorry. So so sorry. But the cuteness was just too cute. I’ve got to post the cuteness. The rainbow pony butterfly cotton candy cuteness. It was all just so darned CUTE.
Have you had enough cute? Yes? Well I’m sorry, I have a bit more. For today, I saw Goat Cuteness. And I had to share with the amazing blog Nanny Goats in Panties. These goats are pantyless. But cute. Oh so cute.
My house is still a mess. My bills are not yet paid. And my van? Well, you know. But today, I made memories with my nine year old daughter. Who won’t be nine forever. And I thank God for the opportunity we had to laugh, share and play. And see cuteness.