Being a mom who works full time can be exhausting. Indeed, getting up early, exercising and working all day can leave you spent at the end of the day, even if you like your job. Sometimes, the only thing that you want to do is curl up on a sofa and watch television with a snack and
possibly probably a glass of wine.
When you have a toddler exhaustion is a feeling you cannot indulge. They demand engagement. Also, if you have a toddler like mine, she feels like it is her God given right to play with me when I get home. And her favorite place to play is the playground.
I've written previously about the perils of the playground. However, the truth is, it is generally a lot of fun. There are kids running around and sometimes a parent will bring a boom box that plays tunes. The other thing that my daughter, and her mama, really likes to do is dance. So, the music becomes the soundtrack of our play time and makes it more fun. While I'll never be the parent with the boom box, I do enjoy it.
It's funny how being at the playground chases the exhaustion away!
(Stay tuned for posts about our weekend trip to Presque Isle in Erie, Pa.!)
The toddler enjoying the playground. Sometimes the dirt is as fun as the slides!