Monday, March 22, 2010

on LETTING THINGS BE

Its a weekend, your on Holiday, there are so many things to do in the CITY. Your on SPRING BREAK and your expecting a day at the beach, getting out onto the mountain .....


But there really isnt any structured plans. There is no ski school, no birthday parties, no sports, no school.....


As you walk around your house you see your children partaking in activities that you imagine they would always enjoy.


For me, thats seeing my 13 and 12 year old, in a bedroom, on seperate beds, scanning through the news, their emails and having a conversation with eachother.


For me, thats seeing the 10 year old and the 8 year old playing a card game with chips....and fantisicing when they actually play with all their brothers after dinner.


For me, that watching the 6 year old and the 4 year old at the breakfast table eating their breakfast , fruits, while we slow bake the milk
for the hot chocolates,tiny marshmellows and oreo straws !


and yes........Five sets of skis and one snowboard are lined up for us to ski together as a family today, the four year old on the magic carpet at the base of the mountain while the six year old, eight year old, ten year old, twelve year old and thirteen year old ski with me on all the blues and blacks of Bachelors Gulch Mountain here in Colorado on our Spring Break.



As I write this post, I know this is an important moment in Parenting..... to just let everyone be



1 comment:

gfcfmom said...

Yes. Letting everything be might be one of the secrets of parenting and one reason you are such a great parent. It is hard to do but it is so important. Thanks for your post. Hope your day of skiing was fun.