I’m not the best at saying no or relaxing. So it’s in their genes to just go, go, go. Oh and we’ve been going and doing and doing and going.
I’m tired, and burnt out and overwhelmed. My house is a mess, my to do list overwhelming. If I’m feeling like this what are their little bodies feeling?
They don’t know how to stop. They bounce, they play, they run, and they run. They would run themselves into the ground if allowed to their own devices. Which is why they’re not left to their own devices, that’s what I’m for. To lead them them, to protect them, to teach them.
Sure it’s way more fun to be fun. To do summer to the fullest.
But when little bodies start to breakdown and tire. When 4 year olds have dark circles under their eyes and aren’t acting like themselves. It’s time to stop being fun and time to start being the protector, the parent, that they need.
So today we will clear our schedule.
We will stay in PJ’s, we will bake cookies, we will nap.
It won’t be what they want to do, but it;’s what they need to do. It’s my job as a parent to show them that and guide them. So they learn that life is full and fun and exciting, but if you don’t take a break and rest every once in awhile it will just beat you down, and that is no fun.
Simply teaching my children to rest, that’s my Simple Moment, Bigger Picture this week.
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