Lately, life at the yellow house has been moving faster than usual. And that’s pretty fast. We’ve had meetings, school supply shopping trips, the uh-oh, school begins tomorrow emergency trip to the grocery store, Giant’s first official day of kindergarten and various last-chance, let’s cram-‘um-in activities before the school year begins. What a week.
Elf’s favorite saying is, “Look at me, me run perry past!” She loves to run, loves the way it feels to her body and the sheer freedom of it. She wants to move and does with all of her energy. She is life in motion.
I often remind Giant to slow down if he’s hurrying, that hurrying puts one at risk for making mistakes. Today, I got a dose of my own medicine. Trying to hurry, I broke a bowl. And Giant calmly reminded me that this is what happens when a person hurries.
Elf and Giant both have wise words for their ages. It is time to slow down some of the momentum. It’s time to breathe. It’s time to enjoy the comfort of warm little bodies snuggled together reading stories on a cloudy day, time to smile at each other across the supper table, perhaps make some cookies and enjoy each other’s company.
A point in time comes when all of the activity becomes too much. It’s time at the yellow house to round up the crew, hunker down and have some family time before it all begins again on Monday. That’s when we’ll, once again, “…run perry past!”
Best to you and those you love,
Posted: July 11th, 2009
at 12:05pm by Chris
Categories: Peaceful Parenting
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