November is always the start of a strange time for me. When Daylight Savings ends and it starts to get darker around 3:30 my body and mind go into a turmoil. I crave sugar, all I want to do is sleep, and my stress level skyrockets. Normal every day things become a struggle, but when you are a full time mom 4-year-old whirling dervish curling up in a ball and sleeping life away simply isn't fair to her.
I've been trying to find ways to combat this. Eating more veggies and going to the gym have helped, but forcing myself out the door to do actives have helped a lot. Last night I mustered all the energy I had to go to WildLights at the Woodland Park Zoo. It was our first year going, but was amazing. We had see workers prepping areas with lights over the past couple of months, but to see the lights all light up was something special. R and I kept oohing and awing at all of the scenes. Bear was overwhelmed. She just ran through the paths happy to be surrounded by lights.
But there was more than just lights.
There was fake foam snow that all the kids wanted to catch on their tongues. Judging by their faces it didn't taste very good.
We walked around backwards because that is the cool thing to do these days.
Bear cuddled up with a penguin.
Then she started a one person dance party.