Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Recipe for happiness

Happiness is sitting here in my office with the afternoon sunlight creeping through the window, while watching BOY & GIRL outside mixing up their own batch of fun in the back yard.


Ingredients:
A 3 year old girl
A 4 year old boy
1 large plastic kiddie pool
2 balls
4 trains
2 cars
several plastic vegetables
a plastic frying pan
2 large pails full of water

Baking time:
Over 1 hour in the translucent Southern California sun...in February
Clothing optional

Helpful hint:
A hands-off approach is best. Let them create their own fun. You can take a moment for yourself, which ensures everyone's happiness.


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16 comments:

liv said...

awww!!! that is fab.

ps--planting a seed...would you play with me if i happened to be roosting in santa barbara for 2 weeks in april??

jennifer h said...

Sounds perfect.

HRH said...

Sounds downright yummy!

slouching mom said...

Oh! Summer-like weather! I'm envious!

(And! That you might be getting a visit from her awesome livness!)

Mrs. G. said...

A friend of mine used to lovingly call this benign neglect and she insisted it made for more independent and self-entertained children.

Oh how wonderful your kids and the sunshine sound.

Jen said...

You really want me to move don't you? I awoke to snow covered roads and freezing rain.

Manic Mommy said...

Recipe for Self-Pity:

February in New England
With no vacation planned

Just add snow.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Saturday was a gorgeous day here in SoCal, and today looks to be a repeat.

It's a good thing too, we're so wimpy that the last 6 weeks of winter was more than enough!

happygeek said...

That sounds lovely,
I don't think it will work quite as well in our basement, which is the only place we can play seeing as how it was -40 (F and C who knew?) with the windchill this morning. Not that I am even the slightest envious. Nope. Not me.
Grrrr.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Yay for sunshine!!! I heard crickets and frogs last night! And the air smells different! And I'm very excited about this!

MamaGeek said...

I am printing that recipe for future use. I may even submit it to Betty Crocker. :) Perfect.

Janet said...

I was confused until I remembered you live in California. It was 14 degrees this morning here. But we do love our plastic pool in the summer!

Kellan said...

What a sweet recipe!!

Hope you are well - see you soon. Kellan

A Mom Two Boys said...

Perfect! We're loving this weather as well! No TV today! Play outside! Windows open!

It's awesome!

Slow Panic said...

oh it's the best-- watching them play like that. i love when they are in sync

Nora Bee said...

I love this. And send a little of that sun up our way, won't you? :-)

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