The planner (control freak?) in me loves it when a Fun Jar event goes exactly like I envision. When lots of people show up, old friends meet new friends, kids have fun and everyone goes home happy. But I must admit that the best Fun Jar days are the ones that don't go according to plan. The best days are the ones that hold surprises.
sitting at a new friend's house sharing my heart and realizing on the drive home how safe I feel in her presenceI'm sure there are many lessons in this for me. But instead of listing them all out, I'm going to simply say that I'm thankful today was the best kind of day - one that didn't go according to plan.
A and K playing with my friend's daughter and her Littlest Pet Shop collection
B putting together a world puzzle when she tired of group play
K using a bowl with a straw attached for snack time and my sweet friend giving her one to take home to use for cereal tomorrow morning
bringing home three daughters who are pleased with their afternoon instead of disappointed that they missed out on the playground and Maggie Moo's
ending my afternoon thankful for my day.