The boys are creating sculptures out of Wikki Stix. Takes me back to all of the days tilled with projects, hikes in the woods, playing on playgrounds…and this remains. All of that joy for “play” shows up when we have “no TV days” at least once a week.
With the holidays here, I get to thinking about “traditions” and wonder if we have created enough…how do you know? Well, when your child says, “OOOOOOHHHH…I just love the feeling I get when the lights go on….you know, that FEELING!”…that works.
So, as I begin to branch out, and a bit more away from being “mommy”, I find the wonder of discovery and “play” for myself. There is guilt sprinkled in…have I done enough? And then I see the boys create on their own, hold their own views in a conversation, notice a “feeling” and express the joy or frustration of it…and give hugs…well, yes…I feel that “FEELING”, too.
Whew! So on with creating each day for my own life…knowing the groundwork has been set, with more joys and sorrows along the journey, but a strong foundation to continue to build…and be free.