Tuesday was my birthday.
Big D asked me what I was going to do on my birthday. I told him I wanted to go to the beach. And so I didn't schedule anything on my birthday. No school, no babysitting co-op, no visiting teaching, no appointments, no play dates, nothing.
On my birthday, the weather was terrible. Cold, heavy rain, wind... just plain yucky. I didn't really have a backup plan for my birthday.
I decided I should do something with my boys, that I like to do with them.
I took them to the library. We spent a lot of time looking at books, checking out books, playing with activities they had there. The boys were well behaved and we had a great time.
When we got home we read, and read, and read. I love to read books to my boys.
Finally, the three of them gave me their present. They all fell asleep at the same time for 45 minutes. I could not believe it. I curled up with some hot chocolate in my bed and enjoyed a peaceful, quiet house. It was absolutely lovely.
I am grateful that our Cutler family motto included the phrase: "I will read." I do enjoy reading myself, but right now I enjoy reading to my boys even more. I am thankful for their grandparents who all have passed down a love of reading.
And now someday we can go back and read this post about what a lovely birthday I had in 2013.