The day unfolded lazily after swim lessons---a long bike ride, frozen yogurt, more bike riding. But at some point I noticed we all picked up books today, reading a few pages here and there between bikes, playing impromptu faux Pictionary and eating pizza and oranges for dinner. The windows were open on this gorgeous Colorado day which gave the house an inside/outside feeling.
What we read today: Flannery by Brad Gooch (Jennifer is big on all things Flannery); Corn Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates (Jonathan); The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket; and a Bob book.
Reading is great for intentionally ignoring picking up a messy house. I was very happy to follow Flannery to Italy instead of sorting doll shoes and returning stuffed animals to their toy bin homes.