Time is always described as a constant and yet it can seem so flexible. There are moments when being a parent feels heavier than any weight in the world. Time will stand still in those hard moments, it will loom over me and seem to never end. In these moments I try to be mindful of the time that moves so quickly. I attempt to meditate on every moment that has brought me more joy than I thought possible. Now that summer is upon us many parents feel the pressure of time. For a child summer means an endless supply of fun, friends and sunshine. For many parents summer can feel like a block of time that is unscheduled, out of routine and unpredictable. Lately I have been trying to focus on what summer felt like for me as a child. Going to bed when it was still light outside, laying on couches, eating frozen snickers bars and playing for hours at the beach. Adulthood can take the wind out of so many of life's sails. I challenge you this summer to remember the wonder and joy of childhood summers. Find ways to enjoy this time with your children, for one day they will be parents of their own and we will be desperately wanting to kiss their sun warmed cheeks and admire the magic that was delivered to us when they were children. I am wishing everyone a wonderful, fun and magical summer.
I am a mother, not a wizard. I share what is hard, what is scary and what is real. The rest I leave to you.