A couple of weeks ago, a series of things happened one Friday morning that had just Landon and I leaving the house about 30 minutes ahead of schedule. We usually carpool but the husband had an early Dr. appointment that left me flying solo. So thinking on my feet, I said, “Landon! Let’s go get special treats!” Of course he lit up at the thought and off we went.
I wanted a fancy coffee and some fun grub. Fortunately for me, we have a Starbucks in one of our cafes that serves breakfast here on campus (yes, I hear you glaring at me through the screen). They make fresh breakfast and have fun treats. I let him loose in the deserted Starbucks (which was really weird…where was everyone?) and said “pick what you want.” He ran to the little glass case and said, “Mommy I want THAT one!” It was a precious little chocolate mousse. It cost 75 cent and had that boy doing his excited dance. He walked with me to get a fresh blueberry bagel, fruit and my Chai Latte and we sat down at the couches like 2 little kids and pigged out.
He stole my fruit. He made a giant mess on his face. I was a little late to work but ya know what? It was totally worth it. As a working mom, we don’t get many opportunities to just live in the moment and do something spontaneous. Everything is a routine and strategically planned…because it has to be (said the type A mom). So when life hands you an early morning, live it up. Have chocolate mousse for breakfast.
Do you ever find yourself breaking routines to live it up a bit? We’d love to hear your stories too!