This has been a VERY busy week. I worked longer days than normal every day this week. Compared to the average joe that isn't long but it was hard work and that combined with a little extra stress really wiped me out. Wednesday morning I went into work four hours early so that I could go to an amusement park that same afternoon with my family. Friday right after work my little guy had horse riding lessons. He napped right after that and then we went to my mom and sisters house to visit with my aunt that I haven't seen in ten years. It's over an hour round trip to drive to my mom's. My husband's band had a concert this afternoon (during naptime of course) so that was fun but equally exhausting (plus my little buddy got his very first bee sting right before the concert).
Thursday is my longest day at work. Even though I am a part time employee and try to keep myself at a four hour work day, I work double stores on Thursday. I can be gone for close to nine or ten hours with commute. The family and I have done lots of fun stuff this week (and last, and the week before that) but I have really been feeling burnt out in the evenings and I hardly want to get my kid ready for bed let alone play with him and take him outside to run around in the yard and so forth. Yeah, we're doing lots of extra stuff throughout the week but at the same time I don't like our evenings to suffer because I'm so tired. (and yes my house is trashed)
Thursday I was spent but my little buddy convinced me to take him out back. I told him, "yes we can go outside but I am going to sit in my chair with my feet up. Got it? I am NOT going to play out there." Of course he was totally fine with that plan, yep, totally...
We got outside and I sat in the almost 20 year old camping chair I keep out back and propped my feet up on an old milk crate. I strategically sat in the shade as it was a bright sunny warm evening but there was a fabulous breeze. Ah, relaxation after a long work day! Thee best. All of the sudden little Abe takes a big handful of lush long green grass, yells "grass fight" and throws it at me. He's never done that before and it was really silly. I was as dramatic as could be and he laughed hysterically. Of course when you make any child laugh they're going to instantly repeat whatever action brought forth the laughter. Thus commenced a 15 to 20 minute long grass fight. I mostly stayed seated in my chair in the lovely shade but we both grabbed small clumps of the lawn behind our house and tossed them at each other, dramatically being affected by each bombardment. I am endlessly amazed at how much fun a little one can create in the simplest of places.
Somehow the 15 to 20 minute "grass fight" became mobile and we started chasing each other with our ammunition. He'd run after me. I'd run after him. We'd run at each other, crash, and fall to the ground (ouch, the grass in the sunniest part of the back yard is dry, brittle, and scratchy). Me being in the pathetically tired state I was, many a time stayed laying on the ground for a bit too long. Unfortunately too long of a rest resulted in a 34 pound three year old running across the yard and leaping on top of me. This is something I've learned to handle rather well as my child has made an art out of jumping on his parents but catching such a surprise is quite the work out! The grass fight ended up concluding over an hour later. Lesson learned: there is no such thing as sitting in my chair with my feet up. But there is certainly such a thing as free fun. An hour long grass fight with your best little buddy; I'm not sure you can get more free than that.
Spending rundown today: $0. NO SPEND day 60 for the year.
My budget for the month is $436 which leaves $211.78
Average daily spending for 2015: $18.26