Today is a beautiful day. Breathtakingly beautiful. The sort of day that makes you long to be at the park, swinging high into the sky. The kind of day that forces my camera to point skyward rather than at the ankle biters tugging on my pants. A day without humidity or stifling heat. A day with a soft breeze, clear sky, and warming sun. Beauty.
And yet, in the midst of this beautiful day, we are indoors once again. KayTar is having a sensitive day, which seem to be becoming the rule rather than the exception. Last month, she had a solid two week block where we couldn't go outside (even to walk to the car or through a parking lot) without her screaming and clawing her eyes.
Because today is so beautiful, on the way to pick BubTar up from school, I rolled our windows down. Instantly she was screaming and thrashing around in her seat and I had to roll them back up, so she could be safely and comfortably behind the tinted glass. When she is feeling her best, she loves having the windows down; she giggles into the wind as it streams in her window, ruffling her hair and tickling her skin. Today she just isn't quite feeling her best.
Upon discovering the delightful weather this morning, I decided to take the kids to the park after school. I thought we could just stop by on the way home from BubTar's school, spend a little time swinging and sliding before heading home for lunch, but the park just wasn't in the cards for us. If KayTar can't stand the sunlight from an open car window, there is no way she can tolerate it long enough for a jaunt around the park. There will be plenty of other days to be filled with sunlight and swings.
So for today, we'll just admire the beauty from afar.
*bonus points if you can name the song, it is one of KayTar's favorites.