This week has been a very unpredictable week to say the least. Rapidly changing, intense weather systems, cooler temperatures, lots of rain followed by blinding half hours of sunshine, you name it, we’ve had it. We have had an equal amount of hours playing outside and watching movies, reading books and gardening, jumping in the trampoline and creating obstacle courses in the living room, biking and crafting, playgrounds and puddle jumping, play dates with friends and quiet moments at home… How did we get so much done? Availability.
Ever since I became a stay-at-home mom, part of me has been struggling to find a rhythm, a flow to our days that would make me feel less stressed, less pulled from every direction. I’ve had people ask me “what do you do all day?” and me answer “What DON’T I do all day?”. That is not how I felt I wanted to navigate these waters.
Since February, our life has been pretty chaotic. Life happens, and you have to roll with it when it’s things like doctors’ appointments, medical evaluations, school visits, broken arms, etc. But there was an end in sight : July 15th.
On July 15th, Little man had his annual check up. Measured and weighed, we came out of there knowing 2 things : Our boy is huge at 91 cm (a little under 36 inches) and 14.5 kg (32 lbs) and this was IT until the very last week of August when it will be time for Little Miss’s annual check up. I think that is honestly the moment Summer began for us. To wake up in the morning and have nowhere to be, to look out the window and decide there and now what to do. To have entire days filled with so many little things that would amount to “nothing” to most, but fill our days with joy and contentment.
September will come and life will set in again : There will be kindergarten for the first time, there will be another hearing test, there will be speech and behavioral therapy, visits to figure out little belly issues, dance classes and play groups… But it’s alright. Why? Because I know now that rhythm is what you make of it. Seeing the positive in all the appointments, finding joy in getting answers. Watching your kids grow and become who they are meant to be. Filling the “empty moments” with things you are passionate about. Knowing that these waters can still be calm ones if you don’t let your heart get troubled by them.
Have a wonderful week-end my friends. Enjoy all the moments of your life, because every moment counts.