The weekend has been full of the sort of adventures one can only have when the other parent is out of town. Some of you know exactly what that entails. : ) You can't always help the amping up but there are ways to help counter it. I was reading this snippet during a lull the other day. (I hope it pulls up. If not, or if you are intrigued it is from the much loved Simplicity Parenting book here) Basically he shares some stories of two rather excitable little people and how their very tuned-in mamas helped them not to hide from stimulation but to process it well.
With that in mind, let me begin again. It was a weekend of adventures with Dad gone, therefore there has very intentionally been some quieting activity woven in.
We finished up an experiment from Friday. We sat and did some hand sewing. (you will love!) Some of us drew along with this tutorial after our Columbus biography read aloud today. I think my 6yo (below) is a gosh honest art prodigy. But I digress.
My goal isn't to live in a serene bubble, but to keep a finger on the pulse of this house and its members to balance the physical and emotional debits and credits. Sometimes the sails tip more one way than the other but the ship rights itself in the end.
If Monday was insane and you did zero things for Columbus Day the holiday police will not arrest you if you decide to make the Santa Maria tomorrow. #permissiongranted