Welcome to the Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival: Week #4- Slow Down
This post was written for inclusion in the 10 Week Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival hosted by Prenatal to Parenting. This week our participants have written about slowing down. We hope you enjoy this week’s posts and consider joining us next week when we share about a week of Practicing Presence.
This weeks challenge was all about slowing down, finding some “me time” and enjoying the simpler moments.
Not only was it a challenge but it just flat out wasn’t in the cards! It is going to be a very busy month with several family excursions planned and out of town visitors not to mention events, play dates, back to school preparation (yes that’s right, back to school is just around the corner), fall program registration and trying to deal with the swirling vortex that my personal life has become (but that is a whole other blog…Single Mommy in the City will be out soon!).
The week began with drama amongst some friends, weddings being called off kind of drama, then more friends getting seriously injured requiring hospitalization, trivial relationship issues that when put into perspective shouldn’t be taking up any of my time (again, Single Mommy in the City will tell you ALL about it) and the constant reminder that I only had 4 days to complete tasks that I really need 4 weeks to complete. I really need a full time staff of 4 to take care of all of the little things so that I can slow down and take some time for me and enjoy the moments with my son. Oh how different life would be then!
Yesterday I made a conscious effort to make it all stop. I should have been packing a preparing for our weekend away but instead I decided to take the boy to the driving range to hit a bucket of balls and talk before heading back to the Grand Central Station our house has become. Last night was the first night I slept more than 2 hours, I feel sort of refreshed and ready to take on the weekend. We are heading to the Alpine Blossom Festival in Sun Peaks so maybe there is hope for some slowing down while I am there, however it is doubtful as this is a “whole family” excursion meaning my parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles will be there. Let the games begin!
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
Sarah from Prenatal to Parenting
Amber from strocel.com
Ricky at Daddy Blogger.
Katrina from Kalem Photography
Amanda from Family and Baby Sign Language
Verena from Memory Maker Events
Kathryn from Curiosity and the Kat
Michelle from My Peaceful Parenting
Lolly from My Journey Home