This morning as I sat nursing while Avery played happily with his toys, I realized we had nothing going on at all. At first, I thought that would be nice but on second thought I decided we’d go out to the park or something. That way I’d be separated from my house and not be thinking about housework, Avery would be in a stimulating environment so I wouldn’t have to try so hard to keep him entertained and also, I felt like we both needed some sun.
The park seemed like a good idea and to make it better I decided to see if my sister was free. She was and right as I was leaving she mentioned it’d be fun if I went to her because she is house sitting and they have a pool we could play around in. So I headed over there without packing a bathing suit…..
But before we went swimming we lounged around inside drinking coffee and chatting. The family she’s working for have a son Avery’s age so there were plenty of toys and I was able to relax knowing the house was already kid safe and nurse Eli while Avery got excited about all the trucks and trains he could play with. It was SO nice to do nothing but socialize for a couple hours.
Then we hit the pool.
Avery actually didn’t like the water much. I think because there wasn’t a truly shallow area for him to play. It’s the first time he’s gone swimming this year and he LOVED it last year so we’ll see if he warms up to it over the season. After a bit he wanted out and for a while he sat next to the pool with Eli.
But then he got up and started playing with balls near the pool. The yard was very small and no matter where he went he’d be in my sight so my sister and I played in the pool and had a GREAT time laughing and goofing around with my sister.
Obviously putting a bathing suit on two weeks after giving birth is nerve wracking, especially since I didn’t bring a bathing suit and was borrowing one. However, after having two kids I’ve realized something today, being insecure about my body is NOT WORTH IT. I had more fun today than I have had in a bathing suit in a loooong time because of that. Who cares that I’m pudgier than usual? Who cares that there’s a stretch mark on my leg from this pregnancy? Who cares that my back has no tone? If I don’t care, then no one else should. I might as well have a good time.
After my fun visit I STILL couldn’t stop smiling.
Mostly because Avery crashed hard in the car.
However, he woke up as we pulled into the driveway and was back to his cute, happy and playful self so I saw no need to try and get him to go back to sleep. Instead, we went outside to do some yard work.
I cleared some out-of-control tiger lillies from the side of the house and soon found out why they were so crazy.
Massive, bulby, root systems. I made short work of them. Me and my shovel are a good team.
Then I found this.
It HAS been a lucky day! Although it has nothing to do with this, it just reminded me how good I have it even if there are rough days like yesterday here and there.
So I finished my lovely day off with some banana soft serve with added strawberries and an amazing chocolate sauce while watching a Royals game with the hubs. I made this because I was jealous that he could have a beer and I’m not quite there yet.
Frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, and a little water to help the food processor handle it. SO easy and SO delicious.
The chocolate sauce is just just semi sweet chocolate chips with coconut oil melted in a few seconds in the microwave. The sauce hardens against the cold and makes a crunchy and coconuty contrast in textures that was surprising and really delightful.
I’m a huge fan. I’ve never put any other fruit into my banana soft serve and now I feel silly because it’s so delicious!
Anyway, longest post ever, but for anyone who thought yesterdays post was a downer, I apologize and want to assure you that today was the exact opposite and I feel rejuvenated.
Question: Have you ever let your physical insecurities go? I found it quite freeing. I knew I was in bad shape and just didn’t let it bother me. Amazing.