We have been graced with some seriously gorgeous weather the last week and a half, folks.
Beautiful beautiful, especially for the end of February.
And March hasn't disappointed so far.
The other day I was sitting at the kitchen table in the early afternoon.
I was writing an article for work, sitting in the sunshine as it streamed in through the window.
I stopped at one point to make a bag of popcorn and take it out to the kids who were busy outside.
I snapped some photos, because they had created this whole shindig on the deck, and I hadn't even noticed.
And then, a while later, I snapped these photos through the window of this guy making his way around the yard on his bike.
And last week, when I went outside, I found them busy kitchening, setting up their own stations and busy creating.
And I thought about this quote by Fred Rogers that I totally love:
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
But for children, play is serious learning.
Play is really the work of childhood."
Honestly, who could give a care about school work on a day when they could be out using their minds like this---
stretching their limbs,
breathing fresh air,
soaking in sunshine?
Play is the work of childhood.
That's their job.