I've been trying to talk to Beanie about our random acts of kindness. She is all about her brother's birthday right now and was so helpful with preparing and getting things ready for the party. She also was very thoughtful and wanted to go and pick out her very own present for Bubby. She has this sweet pea baby, which she has affectionately named Sleeping Baby. Bubby loves playing with Sleeping Baby so Beanie thought it would be a good idea to get him one too. I was impressed she thought of that all on her own so I took her shopping to the local vitamin store where I knew they had sleeping babies and let her pick one out. She picked out a pink and purple one and I did guide her to a different one, not because I care if Bubby has a pink baby, but because I didn't want them to get their babies mixed up. As soon as Bubby saw his sleeping baby, he had a huge smile and has been playing with it ever since.
Probably my favorite random act of kindness this week was arranging for my dad and step-mom to come watch the kids so Glenn and I could go out for a cup of coffee. We don't get much (really any) time to the two of us, so it was really nice to get out and chat over a cup of coffee. I think we get stuck in our roles of mom and dad and too often neglect our roles as husband and wife. We've really been making more of an effort to reconnect and I was glad we got to get out just the two of us.
I also messaged a friend and we met up for coffee today as well (two cups of coffee still weren't enough to keep this mama awake after losing an hour of sleep and suffering from insomnia all night long). It's nice to get out and chat with a friend over coffee, makes me remember that I'm not the only one feeling overwhelmed. I think it was good for both of us to get out sans kiddos for awhile!
So, those were the highlights of our week of kindness. I'll try to be better about remembering what all we do. This last week was definitely a busy one!
What random acts of kindness have you performed lately?