Memorial Day's Three Beautiful Things:
1. Waking up on a Monday morning, not having to go to work.
2. We walked to the farm, and the little boy had fun looking at all the animals. He not only says "moo", "baa", and "neigh" - he's now added the sounds of chickens, roosters, and goats to his repertoire. Afterwards, we went to the playground, and he wanted to try the slide. We let him go by himself, and after he went down, he ran to me, lip quivering, as if to say "too scary Mommy". I asked him if he wanted me to go with him, and he nodded. We went down three times together, and he squealed in delight. He then went again by himself, this time laughing the whole way. Then he was done, having accomplished that goal.
3. The boy went down for a nap, and K and I decided to join in the fun. A 30-minute cat nap on a warm day under cool sheets. There's not much better than that.