This morning I got up with the urge to get out of the house. It's supposed to be 80 degrees today and I feel it would be a cryin' shame to waste such beautiful weather, especially when half of the country is having April showers. Honestly, I love nice weather, but I detest the heat. There is only one time that I really enjoy and soak up the suns rays and that is when I am on the beach with my honey some where tropical. Let's face it, California beaches are great in theory, but the water is freezing!!
Getting out of the house is a huge production with twins. (I'm sure it is with any number of kids but I only know how it is with twins.) I have been trying to make an effort to take them to the park so they can play but realized just how easily someone could come up and snatch one without me being able to do anything about it. (I am aware that I am slightly paranoid.)
We have Disneyland passes and go at least once a week. It is a great place to walk around and there is surprisingly a lot to do with one year olds. There are lots of rides that allow little ones (albeit a few kinda dark ones like Mr. Toads Wild Ride and Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs) and places to let them run around and get their energy out like A Bug's Life Land or that big room next to Off The Page (the name escapes me) in Disney's California Adventure. I have braved going by myself with the twins a couple times and meeting up with a friend and their kid(s), it is a tiring process but the kids love it. Could I do it every week? Yes, but would I want to? That's a different story.
The other day I was watching The Pioneer Woman's show on the Food Network and longed for all of that wide open space they have out in the country. Part of me wants to sell our house and move out to open fields and greener pastures. We have nothing remotely resembling a yard where we are now. Don't get me wrong, I love living in Orange County but it saddens me that my kids don't have a place they can run around and be free in without being surrounded by busy streets.
So what will we be doing today to get out of the house? Haven't a clue yet. Maybe just a stroll around our local Target to pick up some (un)necessary items. Or maybe I will brave the park again, we'll see.
(I realize this a totally random post) :o)