There were Friay nights when Jesse and I would end the work week, and decide that we were due for a trip to Corby's in South Bend, or Cactus Cantina in D.C. Some nights we would go to one place and then end up at the Hammes Bookstore or Politics and Prose looking through magazines, reading books, or, ehem, doing work (what would we do without work?). I was reminded of those nights last Friday night when we went out for a different kind of Happy Hour.
We picked up some dinner, packed it up and headed for a park for the evening. There were monkey bars, swings, a hiking trail, and plenty of picnic tables. And Hadley learned a new trick!
If I had to name a favorite thing about motherhood, I think it would be something along the lines of this: Watching your children experience the world and having a good time doing it. Even if it's hard work, or learning a new trick like sliding down a pole or figuring out how to run without tripping. It's lovely to be a part of it. I think that's the best way to start the weekend.
Happy Weekend to you.