So often we forget that our children only stay small for a short time. When you are in battle mode or survival mode, it can be especially difficult to remember to try and enjoy the time your child is young. I mean our young children are not doing many of the things that others are – but that means we have to look harder. We have to be mindful to enjoy the journey.
We just had a surprise day off from school. It was rough. I realized at noon on Thursday that we didn’t get the e-mail from the school about them giving back a snow day for Friday. I flipped out. I panicked. I had doctor’s appointments scheduled. I had a lunch date with Hubby scheduled. My world was just turned upside down and I was not happy about it!
Then I grabbed my Forgiveness Essential Oil and took off for the bathroom. I put it on my wrists and neck and breathed deep. I practiced my mindfulness techniques and decided that I was not going to allow this to upset me any longer. I focused on my breathing and then decided to have a chat with Hubby about plans for the next day and how to deal with the chance in plans. I was determined that this was going to be a day that we enjoyed ourselves.
The weather was going to be beautiful, so we decided to take all the kids to a favorite spot. A place where The Boy could just roam around without us having to be on high alert 100% of the time. A place where we could relax and enjoy each other’s company as a family. A place where we could let go of the daily responsibilities and just have some fun.
It was a good day and I will remember it often.
I will look back and remember how we were able to have a family outing. How we were able to enjoy each other and just relax. It doesn’t happen often because responsibilities get in the way. I think it is time to be mindful – time to be mindful of planning these types of outings more often.