“To a parent, your child wasn’t just a person: your child was a place, a kind of Narnia, a vast eternal place where the present you were living and the past you remembered and the future you longed for all existed at once.” . This was one of two quotes about being a parent in Little Fires Everywhere that took my breath away. I loved this book about the complicated lives behind a perfect exterior, about the incredible love and sometimes heartache of being a mother, and what you risk for making your own way in the world. I had to stay up to finish this last night even knowing my alarm was going off at 4:26 for a morning workout - it was worth it. #kelseyreadinglately. . PS Also, in other reading news I read almost half of Us by David Nicholls, liked the dry humor but didn’t love it and abandoned it.
Bike date to the new bar in our neighborhood last night 🚴🏼♀️🍷🙌🏼 + learning to play Monopoly Deal, sent to us all the way from @ajizhang in 🇨🇦 (love the French on the cards too - thank you!!).
Snacky picnic dinner for the boys and a cousin for movie in the park tonight! Chris and I are having sushi from Trader Joe’s. And I’m probably picking up a bag of cookies, too, because let’s be honest. 🍎🧀🍿🍣🍪📽🌌 #teamwhartoneats
The Team Wharton fleet is getting lots of use now that the weather has finally turned glorious. And we think this winter we might get Cedric on a pedal bike! . Also, sharing my November goals in a new blog post (linked in my profile). Life has been super busy but I’m excited to be heading into my favorite time of the year: awesome weather, pie, Thanksgiving, decorations, baking, Christmas music + movies, family time, my birthday, and a new year.✨
On the recent Happier podcast they discussed creating your own oasis - something you look forward to and that rejuvenates you. Spending my Sunday afternoon getting a pedicure and reading the new Four Tendencies book definitely qualified. Learning about the framework and my Upholder tendency has been so insightful. Being an Upholder means that habits are my love language and spontaneity tends to give my heartburn. Meanwhile Chris questions the validity of the entire framework. Which is exactly what a Questioner would say! 😉 . Are you on board with the four tendencies? What’s your tendency? Link to the quiz in my profile! #kelseyreadinglately
“In the night to save the day!” . Now give me all your Reese’s, Twix, and KitKat.🍫 Happy Halloween y’all!