It's not about the quantity, but the quality of the time you spend together. Standing in line to drop my son off at school, I overheard two moms talking about their weekends filled with birthday parties and visits with relatives when one blurted out a confession, "I feel guilty, but I'm just not good at playing with my kids. I read with them, I cook with them, but I'm not good at sitting on the floor and playing with them. I find it boring."
Her honesty was startling and got me thinking. When I come home from work each day, I'm thrilled if my kids are willing to sit and race cars with me or whip things up in their play kitchen. Sure, there are days when my mind is wandering to the laundry and pile of dishes that await me when they go to sleep, but I think (at least I hope) they enjoy the time as much as I do. What do you think?
This Irish Setter loves to hang with the dog next door, but a six foot wall stands in his way. So when the 'rents won't escort him over, he takes matters into his own paws. Watch this dog attempt to sneak out of his house by climbing (and walking?!) a wall in the backyard. Will he make it to the other side?
I'm not a mom myself, but I know that a lot of my readers are. Maybe that's why I can't help but notice all of the super-stylish moms toting toddlers through the local playgrounds lately. I'm sure that dressing for a play date with 2-year-olds isn't easy, but somehow these women seem to pull it off with aplomb, using easy, comfortable pieces with just a little bit of flair. For instance, this LaROK Marled V-Neck Sweater, available for $258 here, seems like it would be a great option, since you wouldn't have to fuss with it and it wouldn't show stains. But you guys know better than I do, let's all go Fab Finding for suitable shoes, bottoms, and a roomy bag; feel free to use my sweater as a jumping off or choose your own. Be sure to come back and tell us that your Fab Finds are up, or just tag your Fab Finds with the phrase "Play Date." To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online stores, read more