I’ve learned a lot about my children this past week. They are much simpler than I gave them credit for prior. They don’t need a lot of projects, plans or academic lessons. They need to cook with mama, play outside, and have time to be with their thoughts. They need “tickle time,” me on the ground reading, and watching our caterpillars eat their milkweed leaves. 🍃
I’ve learned a lot about myself this past week too. I’ve realized that the more pressure I put on myself to be + do + provide all the things for my children, the more pressure I put on my kids to be + do + provide all the things for me. We end up stressed, cranky + at each other’s necks 🤣 which makes for longer, heavier, less joy filled days for us all. I’ve also learned that I too, need “tickle time,” long walks around the block, and being messy in the kitchen with my girls.
Truth is, we are enough. Even if we don’t get all the worksheets done. Even if we don’t get on all the Zoom classroom meetings. Even if we don’t complete all the assignments. Sigh.
Grateful to breathe deeper this week.
Grateful to have hit our new stride.
Grateful to lean into what matters.
Grateful to have a few more weeks together as a family of four before we become a family of SIX.