Friday, December 30, 2011

just because

I love just because days.

When 4 year old Jack asked for tape, I questioned with a certain about of speculation what he needed it for.

"I'm building a castle."

There was a brief moment of hesitation as I pondered the mess involved in castle making, but those thoughts were quickly shut down by images of boys creating.


Creating always slays my mess phobia.


I sat on the floor and listened as Charlie described his pattern making.


I love to see his kindergarten mind working. There is nothing like watching academic learning applied to real life scenarios. As a former teacher, it is those connections that we dream of.


Luke was the shield designer.


And I was one content mama.


After meeting friends for what we call "anything goes" miniature golf where there is no taking turns in order or score keeping. You may even catch a kid or two picking up their balls and putting it in the hole, the boys and I were not ready to go home quite yet. We declared it a "breakfast for lunch" day. Since it was in the afternoon we could not call it brunch so had to come up with a new term.



We just stuck with the original: breakfast for lunch.

We are straight shooters like that.

Since we're so classy and I could not think of anywhere that served breakfast at lunchtime, we headed here.



We were surrounded by the "mature" crowd and were quite possibly the only ones not eating soup. Just an observation, friends.

And just because we were on a roll, we finished our breakfast for lunch with sundaes.


Heck yeah, we did.


(Jack's clearly sticking with the classy theme)

That's how we roll on just because days.

Much love,



Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

That castle rocks!
The kids often come to us with strange requests... I often want to say no because I KNOW there will be a mess, but at the same time, I love when they go out of their way to be creative and really "play" -- the mess is worth it in the end! ;)

Insomniac Mom said...

Its so good to see kids being imaginative and not glued to a Playstation! Great kids!

theolivetree said...

love this~ I have mess phobia :) I often have to take a step back and allow the craziness ;)

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

love the castle creating!! and breakfast for lunch rocks! :D

Mamasita said...

I LOVE IT!!! Love it ALL! Especially the rockin' castle, and sundaes!
Pardon me while quick run to Denny's!
YUM!!!! :)
happy new year!!!!!!!!!!

Alyson @Eisley Rae said...

Love days like this! It's so important for our kids to have days where we just go with it... Here, from WILW.

xo katrina said...

love the castle building. luke has some serious shield designing skillz. and umm...can you be my mom? i want to go on one of your just because outings!!!!