I’m not really sure what to write. The joys of being a writer. I’ve got plenty to say, but nothing wants to come out right. We’re almost done with school for the year, which seems strange to say since all that will change is that I won’t be arguing with my older two to get it done. And thankfully their school issued iPads will be collected for the summer.
Hang on, time for the air conditioner! I need to lend a hand.
Knowing that this sort-of vacation/break is almost over has me knitting and relaxing even more. Once I’m back at work I won’t be able to knit as much, and not really because I’ll have less time, but my hands can only take so much. With that in mind, I’m also trying to get back into my stretching routines again and icing my arms down at the end of the day. It really helps reduce the inflammation from excessive use.
I work really hard with everyone in this family on communication. It is one the hardest skills to learn and yet it is one of the most valuable. We also encourage taking a moment alone to calm and collect ourselves if it’s all too much. And respecting that person’s space when they go to take it. I think that is a lot of what has made this time really enjoyable.
For now, I’m going to sit back and soak in the lack of expectations. I am going to have zero guilt for doing nothing this week. I am going to stretch as my body desires with no agenda other than to feel everything again. And most of all, I’m going to soak up these kids before this chance is gone.