Pancakes on Sunday have been such a part of our weekly rhythm for so long now I don’t even think that Kale has ever experienced that day of the week without kicking it off with some sort of syrupy pork product.
But after pancakes I would typically get caught up in the momentum of clean up and then getting down to any leftover tasks from the busy week; these usually involve either puttering around in the house with an extra latte fueling me for extra productivity power or getting busy in the garden.
But this Sunday was different.
This Sunday I woke up with a Digable Planets song stuck in my head:
Butterfly searchin for a relax
Pullin from the jazz stacks cause it’s Sunday
On the air is incense sounds to the ceiling
Tried to get this feelin since Monday
Sunday’s to relax, Sunday’s to relax
The last bit especially was super stuck and so with that I chilled. Pancakes didn’t even happen until ten which is totally unheard of in these parts. That’s how relaxed I was.
And under the spell of Doodlebug earworming into my brain, I heard myself saying “I’ll come”when Craig announced we were going on a canoe ride to check out the flooded fields in our area. Though the kids were wailing “noooo!!!! Mama stays home!” I informed them that yes, indeed;
I can be Fun Mum.
Meanwhile Craig talked them down by informing them I had to come otherwise he won’t be able to steer the canoe. Can you smell the love from where you’re at?
And it was unreal beautiful. And it was fun. I was fun. And relaxed. The kids thought I was freaking hilarious the whole time! And I got into that sense of adventure that was a big part of our falling into that deep love that all that hoopla was about ten years ago this week.
A golden moment was born on that canoe ride. And our puppy’s neck grew about six inches (we’re looking into a life jacket for him don’t fret. Edie sure was the whole time.).
That’s my celebration this Tuesday of Simplicity Celebrations: Sunday’s to relax.
I will let go of my agenda just 5% more and see what sort of adventures the day has in store for me and the crew of cute. We will surrender to the golden moments.
Want to play? Share in the comments your simplicity celebration from the week or link to your blog post about it! I’m super excited to offer a widget over there on the side bar if you want to invite friends to ride in your simplicity celebration canoe!