1. When we took our canoe trip a couple of weekends ago, and docked briefly at a little island, I discovered a perfect little mossy heart on the trail.
3. If we have some free time, I take the boys to the library. They are signed up for the reading program, and have to read 600 minutes this summer to get the prizes. So we check out a lot of books. I love the library - they have comfy couches I can sit on and free fast wifi, and the boys are happy to play with their puzzles and train table.
4. Never assume someone is a bad parent when a child is acting out. Recently we put Cort on a new preventative for his asthma (he continues to struggle with this), and the steroids in it made him mean. And I do mean MEAN. It finally got to the point where we were in a parking lot trying to run an errand and he was screaming at me at the top of his lungs and hitting the sidewalk with his fists and I thought, "This is NOT my child". That was my breaking point. I took him off the medication, and explained to his doctor why. He'll be going for a breathing test later this summer.
5. I like it really cold at night when I sleep. In the winter I don't even turn on the heat in our bedroom.
This post linked with Nancy for Random Friday at A Rural Journal and Clytie at Random Hearts.