We are drawing and colouring in and knitting and wrapping and knotting and baking and freezing and planning and giggling.
Oh how we love our boy.
Yesterday Miss Wendy emailed me to suggest that my kids might be so demanding at the moment because they sense that I'd rather be somewhere else (ie at my sewing machine). So today I have closed the door to my sewing room and they have my undivided attention. I haven't said 'hang on a sec' or 'not right now' or 'can't you see I'm in the middle of something' or 'careful the iron is on'. I have been available and present. I have listened to their stories and answered their questions. I have made lots of snacks. I have included them in everything I am doing and I have cuddled them and let them sit on top of me until they were begging for space.
I love that Indi has drawn me in my Hunter boots.
So far, so good. Everyone is calm and happy and cooperative. I wonder how long it'll last. I wonder how long I can last.
Its fascinating that one tiny change of thought can make such a huge difference.
So how about you? Have you got any parenting pearls of wisdom for me? Are your kids sitting on top of you as we speak? How long do you think you could focus solely on them before you went bonkers and had to make a mad dash for your own space? Do you remember trying to tell your distracted Mum an important story when you were little? How do your nieces and nephews cope when you tell them you don't want to jump on the trampoline, you just want to talk to their Mum?
have fun out there. XX