Johnny didn’t nap yesterday. Those days are never fun. It was so beautiful outside yesterday… we had a rare mid-winter 65 degree day. As soon as I realized he wasn’t sleeping – we loaded up the wagon & headed to the park for a distraction. The first few pictures all he would do is stick his little lip out. My Papaw Johnny used to say that “your little lip is sticking out so far a bird could come & perch on it”. And that’s what I told my Johnny.
As we made our way through the neighborhood & to the park, that little lip found it’s way back in. By the time we hit the swings, we were all in a decidedly better mood. Turns out mama needs the nap time break just as much as Johnny needs to sleep.
He rode the horsey & “neigh”ed the whole time.
We played and played and soaked up sunshine.
And had lots of deep conversations, such as this one:
We made friends with another mama & her little girl, Lilly. Johnny kept talking to them through this hole. I’m pretty sure there is nothing cuter than a little kid face peeking through a hole.
Johnny didn’t want to leave. He never wants to leave the park. But the promise of a wagon ride home & a snack, and he was game.
Just as we started to pull into our driveway, his eyes started to close.
He never did go down for a nap, however we were all much more pleasant after spending hours in the sunshine.
Thank you sunshine, for being our reset button!