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400 Hours Timesheet 5/3

Today we spent 1 hour and 45 minutes outside, so 395.5 more to go!

We went to a giant park today, and the kids ran around, got filthy, fell down a lot (how long does the incredibly clumsy phase last?) and seemed to have an amazing time.  Little Guy was way more popular than he wanted to be, little kids kept trying to pick him up, and hug him, and drag him places.  I had to physically step in a couple of times, because 2-3 year olds don't necessarily respect personal boundaries LOL.  It was pretty cool at the park, there were a ton of kids playing, and none of the parents were hovering to close.  Well except me, but that was more because all the benches were taken by other parents than because I was actually "helicoptering".

On the 1000 Hours Outside blog, the author writes that the first day she spent a huge portion of the day outside was her first really good day as a mom.  I can totally see why that is.  Kids are so much happier outside.  There is less arguing, less crying, less unhappy yelling.

Also today, we went grocery shopping and Little Guy was in the Ergo because two kids in a cart doesn't leave much room for groceries.  He fell asleep during the shopping, which I always think is sweet, but I think its especially sweet the older he gets.

This week is Screen Free Week, so I will be signing off until the 11th.  I am making a couple exceptions: texting and watching TV WITH my husband.  I won't watch any on my own, but if he wants to watch something with me I am not going to leave the room or anything.


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