A magical memory-making Mommy
That’s me tomorrow (today, given it is 12:34am?): magical memory-making Mommy.
The girls have no school tomorrow, so we are going on an impromptu road trip to Oxford, OH, home of my alma mater Miami University. Two years ago, I took them on a similar mommy-daughter adventure… it was one of the first days I was out for an extended time with both girls by myself. As we drove off the driveway that day, SuperNeighbor waved at me and said, “Go make some memories,” and I loved her simple statement. Memory-making days can be intentional. It gave me a vision, a focus for that day, and for many subsequent days. We took pictures, we ate at my favorite eatery, we took a big walk around campus. Maren chattered to me, and I like to think that 5-month-old Greta soaked it all in too. I found a gem of a picture from that day: the girls and I in front of my sophomore dorm in 2011. Wow, what a crazy two years it has been…
The timing of this random day off is perfect. The weather is looking like a perfect autumn day. The camera is charged, the list of To Do is suspended, our bags are packed for a day of fun. It’s a chance for me to be Adventure Mama and spend a day doing what I do best: mothering these two cuties. I get to focus on Maren and give her all the attention she wants; I get to tune in to Greta and watch her explore. And we get to spend it in a place that is important to me and stunningly beautiful. Oh, happy day, indeed.
I’m grateful that the stars aligned in this way; I needed this day.
Gosh, I love my girls.