It’s been a big week.
It truly feels like the beginning of Autumn now. Freezing nights, and crisp, clear days. It’s also the change of seasons … I know … Obviously! … What I mean is that we’ve had a regression in bed wetting, which reminds me that I haven’t hung the washing out agh! If you are going through a sudden bed-wetting phase too, don’t freak out that your child is regressing, and there are major things to address. This always happens in the change of seasons into Autumn, and into Spring. I believe that it has something to do with the change in temperature in the middle of the night. So, it’s just a wee bump in the road.
I’ve been catching up with other parents on the sides of the sports fields this week too, and there seems to be a feeling of overwhelm and busy-ness in the air. Summer sports merging with winter sports. Opportunities for kids everywhere, and mums who are expected to do the ferrying to and fro all the activities. Talking to parents on the side of the sports fields is a great idea though – the season for winter sports is long, and sometimes happens in atrocious weather, so make friends with the other parents, and enjoy the enforced resting and talking while you wait for practices or trainings, or games to be finished.
I remember a friend telling me that it’s a good time to do planting and gardening stuff in the autumn, and that’s been my thing today. I went to a tree nursery that was having a sale and bought some things for the garden. I am NOT a garden lover, nor a person with any true garden knowledge but I like having a garden and for $3.50 each I managed to come away with 6 plants and spent some time planting and watering this morning.
The rest of my day is going to be spent chilling out a little.
I realized today that everything that I participate in, organise, or do just as a way of keeping house, is a full time job individually. If I want to have my house clean and tidy I could spend a couple of hours today doing that. If I want my garden growing and flourishing I should spend at least an hour in it every day. If I want to be a responsible pet owner I should be exercising my dog and my horse daily. Exercise and fitness is a daily thing too. And I could go on and on…
No wonder we are all feeling in a space of overwhelm. Many of us try to be awesome and perfectionists around everything we do.
So, today in my musings I’m realizing that I’m a bit out of whack. Time for some down-time, some letting go of unnessessary emotion, stress, and some relaxing into the long weekend ahead.
Have a lovely weekend