21 April 2010

best laid plans

the little girl was here this afternoon, quite unexpectedly. gone were my plans to wash windows, work in the garden, and dine late in the evening. instead there were sandboxes and shovels, spiral slides and hanging bars, and water in a spray bottle to water the flowers and wash the house. later, chicken for dinner with veggies to dip and milk in a cup. the serendipitous day ended with a splashy bath, a towel-ish snuggle, and a lovely soapy smell to her damp hair.

it was way better than washing windows.

23 comments:

Nolo said...

It's the unplanned stuff the works out the best!

Mary Kathryn said...

I love this post. Thanks for the wonderful reminder.

Linda Chapman said...

Sounds even nicer than your original plan!

Stacey Smith said...

Way better!

Love your blog.

Californian said...

Reminds me of my little one's shower. Thanks from

www.getawaysincalifornia.blogspot.com

R.J. said...

Your priorities sound like mine. Grandchildren are life's greatest reward.

myletterstoemily said...

how fun to play with a granddumpling
instead of washing windows!

Tamara Jansen said...

Yup......grandkids are WAAAAY better than washing windows! I think I'm gonna retire soon and start babysitting mine full time :)

Kay said...

nice!

Matt Conlon said...

Good for you! some of life's best distractions, right there.

Ashwin said...

Kids are the best, nothing else gives you more satisfaction....

Tabor said...

I will not even begin to paint a picture of my three days with two toddlers...not nearly so placid and organized as your time sounds.

Nora Ibsen said...

I'm glad for you that the little girl was there. So many sweet memories.

Lynne said...

Oh yeah! Serendipity at its best.

K9friend said...

Sounds like the evening became one that will generate great memories.

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Alexis Price said...

The unplanned spontanious days always do seem to be the funnest, To cheris them is a wonderful reminder to all of us, at any age. The day you had does sound much more fun then the one you planned.

Willy said...

i love those kind of days.

BunnyBuzki said...

It's never what you had planned that works out the best! How cute.

Rayne Halberd said...

This is pure win. Reminds me when I would take the day off and spend time with my three year old.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Perfect way to spend a day!

Jess said...

I really enjoy the pictures you paint with your words!

X.A.B.A said...

A soapy smell, i love that smell after a good scrubbing bath!!!!ee

Kimberly said...

I love to read your posts about little girl. You see I have two daughters and it is nice to see the perspective of the grammie (his mother) and nana (my mother)side of the fence. Awesome job!