I think it’s a sign of a good day when you reach the late afternoon and you’ve never gotten out of your pyjamas. Last week the kids and I spent a few lazy days in my family’s little beach house on Bainbridge Island. We woke up late, went for long beach walks, collected treasures and… and somehow never found the time to change out of our pyjamas.
One afternoon Ivy and I decided to make shell mobiles from all the seashells and sticks we’d found on the beach. We had been collecting shells with holes in them for this very purpose, and we had finally collected enough to sit down together and put them to use. Ivy made her mobile all by herself, carefully stringing the shells and tying the knots in equal measure. She explained to me that she wanted longer strings on each end of her mobile and a shorter one in the middle (symmetry! a girl after my own heart!). We were both so proud of the end result, we hung her mobile up on the wall behind our bed.
We ended the week with greasy hair, dirty feet, rested minds and happy hearts.