I've taken Tory and Aden to free kid's concerts almost every Thursday this summer. The concerts are short and sweet (30 minutes long), and a different change of pace from going to the playground all the time. We've been meeting Tory's friend from preschool, Sophie, there (plus Sophie's mom Sara and brother Mason) and enjoying a picnic lunch together afterwards.
Oh, hey! There goes Aden ...
Aden loves music, so the concert captures his attention for seconds at a time. He'll stop what he's doing, clap along and yell, "Yay!" before running off to dig in the landscaping or climb on cement staircases nearby. He's got the attention span of a, well, toddler -- go figure! Therefore, I spend most of the concert chasing after him.
Spending time with my kids at this type of activity is just what I imagined when I dreamed of being a stay-at-home mom. Not a bad way to spend a summer morning, that's for sure! I'm also thankful for the city's efforts in hosting events like this for area families.
Life is good.