It's just a two post kind of a day, which is to say rich and wonderful.
Our friends Joy and Samuel came over mid-morning, and for two and a half hours there were few breaks in the play, from dressed-up knights to Playmobil knights to drawing to football video games to soldiers and back to knights again, this time in the sunny warmth of the backyard on this decidedly spring-like day.
And after some yum snacks (Joy brought coconut milk and raspberries for smoothies--a huge hit, and who would have thought of that for a play date treat?!?), we went to meet another friend at a park we'd never been to before, one which we might visit again tomorrow if the weather stays Florida-winter and the kids are game.
My favorite part of the day was the mama conversation. It was true and deep, the thoughtful, soul-satisfying stuff whose lack is keenly felt by mothers of young children the world over, those of us living in the moment with our kids but not so much in our own heads, much less the heads of other wise women. It was good to talk and listen long and well.