things i will do in april.

April 4, 2022

Yesterday we went to skip inside a gigantic balloon made from used plastic bags. We walked along a soggy Highline afterward. We split chocolate chip cookies and showed off our jumping skills for patient tourists. We got too cold and one of us peed in our pants and another of us got momentarily lost, or bold, depending how you think of it. The subway ride home was thirty seconds too short and the walk home was two minutes to long, but then we put on sweatpants and felt much better.

Other things I will do in April:

+ Keep an eye on my chamomile seedlings.

+ Make a bowl like the one I watched that woman making on the subway.

+ Read the books I’ve taken out of the library.

+ Turn my face skyward at every opportunity.

+ Yell less.

+ Dance more.

+ Remember my sunglasses when I leave home.

+ Trim my bangs.

+ Do something about all the ripped leggings.

+ Actually figure out summer break. For real this time. Probably.

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  • Reply AE April 4, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    oh, Erin, how I love your writing. here’s to doing some of the things on some of the lists, and turning our faces skyward. <3

    • Reply Sue April 5, 2022 at 11:50 am

      Totally agree! Absolutely love the way you write Erin!

  • Reply Jaime April 4, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Feel this. Yell less. Dance more.

  • Reply Amy April 4, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    This is just wonderful. And please do share if you find out what to do with the ripped leggings!

    • Reply M April 5, 2022 at 12:28 pm

      Ditto. I have tried patching, but my sew-on patches never hold and the iron on patches are not my fav. Lately I have been making lots and lot of shorts. I am open to better solutions! (For my 7-year old)

  • Reply Camélia April 5, 2022 at 4:38 am

    Oh I can totally relate to « keeping an eye to my chamomile seedlings ». A week ago I sowed marigolds and the shoots have already come out. Nature is impressive.

    Thanks for a lovely post and for the inspiration!
    Hugs from over the oceans and seas hehe.

  • Reply Betsy April 5, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Can you explain figure out summer break? How do you plan for vacations for your family? My spouse is not good at this & I’m frustrated at doing all the vacation planning alone.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 5, 2022 at 10:41 am

      oh man, we’re hoping to carve out some actual vacation time, but mostly fretting about figuring out childcare!

      • Reply julie April 5, 2022 at 2:24 pm

        Erin, we did Summer Rising last year and it was absolutely fantastic. So glad it’s an option again this year!

      • Reply Sara April 5, 2022 at 8:46 pm

        If you feel comfortable sharing, I’d love to hear how you cobble it together or maybe about your outlook for kids/work/summer. I’m working the schedule over here with my three kids and I really don’t want to get to the end of august feeling like a grumpy sweaty whirling dervish.


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