We had a perfect lazy Sunday today. Cinnamon rolls (requested by Poppy) for breakfast, reading the paper while drinking coffee and then we all eventually headed upstairs to do some cleaning. I was on laundry duty while Marc was on vacuum duty, while Poppy was on 'trying not to make a huge mess while we're cleaning' duty. This somehow evolved into a game of Poppy hiding in a laundry basket and then convincing Marc to be her horse and drag her around the house. After a few minutes of Marc pulling her up and down the hallway, he told her that they had to take a break while he vacuumed one of the bedrooms. She literally waited, just like this, for well over 15 minutes. Not a peep, other than "I'm waiting for daddy, he's my horsey."
Monkey see, monkey do... She was trying so hard to be a big helper. She would help me fold a pile of laundry, the entire time saying "I fold my own laundry. All by myself I fold it!" and then as soon as I turned around she would take the entire pile and unfold it and throw it into a heap. And of course as soon as Marc put the vacuum down she said that she could vacuum her room herself too.
Once our chores were done it was time to get ready for swim class. Poppy got a new bathing suit and as soon as she put it on, she asked me to take her picture for her. I agreed, and she immediately began setting up this scene...
The final product. "You got my picture mom? You took my picture for me?"
Swimming class was a ton of fun. I can't get over how much she loves it. I even got in the pool myself this week, and I have to admit, it felt good to swim, especially when it's still so cold outside. After lunch and plenty of napping, we made our first batch of homemade play-doh, practiced our "dance moves" and spent some quality time coloring. And then the real highlight of my day - going out for ice cream sundaes after dinner. And now I'm off to watch a bit of the Oscar's before I fall asleep.
Now that's how you do a perfect lazy Sunday!