Five simple things that made my week.
2. Dandelion wishesbecause there’s been a plea (by some) in my neighborhood to stop spraying the dandelions and that means I’m not alone in my wishes.
3. Stolen laces (from my husband’s old shoes)because I didn’t want to break my “buy nothing new year” so I replaced my broken laces with ones I didn’t think he’d miss.
4. Morning rhythmbecause each morning when my two-year-old awakens, I light a candle, sing Good Morning Dear Earth, and pick out the peg doll that represents that day. (In the Waldorf tradition, each day has a different color.)
I have the interesting perspective of parenting both teenagers, that are soon to leave the nest, and a toddler. There are 16 years between my youngest and oldest. In some ways my parenting has remained the same – I’ve always tended to be a “free range parent,” but some things have changed. When my teenagers were young, I maintained a consistent schedule for our days, but I don’t recall thinking about the routine in terms of rhythm. With my baby I’ve enjoyed incorporating “rhythm” into our days. It’s a beautiful way to stay grounded, to offer respite from an often fast paced world, and to be in tune with nature’s rhythms as well. Do you have daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonal rhythms that you incorporate into your life? I’d love to hear your ideas.
Wishing you a weekend that flows!