After Nathan’s workout last Thursday, he’s barely been able to walk, so when the time came around yesterday for him to go back, I gave him the choice of what to do.
I’m not sure if giving him the “choice” was the right thing to do, but in parenting, I don’t always look for the “right” thing. Sometimes, I do what feels right, and giving him the choice seemed to fit well, and he chose not to go.
Here, every day looks the same: sometimes we’re in different rooms, but we’re ALWAYS inside the house, which drives us nuts, but for some reason, it’s hard to motivate each other to move, so yesterday, I came up with an idea and DIDN’T give the kids a choice about it.
I told Nathan, “Get your shoes on! We’re going to go play basketball” and told Carolyn the same. After a couple stops out-and-about, we were finally ready to hit the court in the heat, and boy, was it fun!
It was me and Carolyn against Nathan, and we had a blast! Slowly, we’re getting used to the heat. Slowly, we’re getting out more.
You see, when we’re at home, it’s easy to get lost on our phones, computers, games, or TV, but when we’re out-and-about, it “forces” us to interact. That’s why I love getting us out; it’s just easier said than done.
Before basketball, we made a couple stops: at the shoe store, and the kids were goofing around, poking fun at each other, and laughing; at the furniture store…same thing, so by the time we hit the court, our spirits were SO high.
Each day’s another opportunity to learn, if I pay attention. Well, I’ve started to pay more attention.
At the furniture store, we ordered a table, so “game nights” are just around the corner!
Oh, and this morning, in looking for more basketball courts, I found a Disc Golf Course, so that’ll be our next venture, and I’m excited of THAT!