This NEVER Happens…

by katherine on October 13, 2011

Seriously…this has never happened.

Quick back story: on the way to take Ry to school yesterday, she asked if we could go play at a park after I picked her up that night. I told her we’d see how the weather was and then decide.

Now, moving on…

Andy was at a Suicide Training Seminar yesterday which meant two things…he’d be done with “work” at 5 PM and he wouldn’t have a 45 minute commute home.

He called me at 4:45 PM saying he was leaving and he’d pick Rylee up. He never gets the chance to pick her up {especially daycare} because he works so late. I told him about my park date promise to Ry and he said he’d take her to play before they came home. Then he asked if that meant I’d stay late at work.

I thought for a minute…I definitely had work I could be doing if I stayed late…but…crap, this has never happened before! So I said, screw it, I’ll leave at 5 too and meet them at the park!

The weather was perfect.

We laughed. We chased. We climbed. We zip-lined. We played.

This is exactly what my soul needed.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa October 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

SEE?! I LOVE PARKS! THEY NEVER CLOSE!!! Glad you had a great time :)

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2 Auntie Megan October 13, 2011 at 10:45 pm

And they're FREE too !! Such great memories that were made, Rylee will always remember them!!

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3 Lilmissrysmama October 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

As long as the weather cooperates, parks are awesome. :)

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4 Karey October 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Awesome. I LOVE days like that (but unfortunately they are few and far between lately). Don't you just love that park, too!? It's perfect for that age!

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5 Lilmissrysmama October 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

I'm still wondering why the heck there are NO swings at that part, but you're right, it's a great park for Ry's age!! I mean..FOUR SLIDES! Weeee!

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6 Andrew October 13, 2011 at 5:59 pm

That's awesome. I know exactly how you feel. It's real tough when work piles up, but when you get opportunities to just say screw it and truly enjoy your family… it's so worth it. :)

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7 Anne C October 13, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I love her coat! She is having a fashion forward Wednesday!

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8 Lilmissrysmama October 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

I love that coat…I scored it on a Target clearance rack last winter for $6! She calls it her motorcycle jacket! :)

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9 Lilmissrysmama October 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

You're right…SO worth it!

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10 Carlye October 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Unparalleled accuracy, unequivocal clarity, and undeniable impotnrcae!

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11 kkivolpqakz October 28, 2011 at 9:14 am
12 pccxbpdb November 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm
13 Kelli October 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

Her motorcylce jacket. My niece cracks me up! Glad you had a fun family outing.

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