March already. How did that happen?
It’s a birthday month for us, and pretty soon we will have a big five year old and three year old in our midst. I always seem to start thinking of the boys as their new age a few months beforehand though. Do you do that too? Sometimes I catch myself doing it and remember to hold on to “two” and “four” a little longer. That new number will tick over soon enough.
I can already feel myself getting a little tense watching the calendar for the next month fill up before my eyes. So I am making a few lists, trying to breathe and be in the moment. This free app has been helping our whole family be more mindful lately, thanks to my lovely friend Ali for introducing it to us. The big boys are loving their five minute meditation each night, helping us wind down into bedtime. My little night owl, Charlie, seems to find his second wind around bedtime, so I figure every little bit of mindfulness should help, right?
nicholas: Your explorations around the house led you to the bathroom, where you climbed in and enjoyed playing with toys in the empty bath. While you seem to have a pretty good sense of self-preservation and avoid anything too risky, you do love to explore. Today I found you on top of a cupboard, giggling mischievously as you tipped each item onto the floor.
charlie: Apart from being awake far too late every night and then hard to get moving in the morning, you are mostly delightful at the moment. I love seeing how well you seem to be settling in at school and how enthusiastic you are about letters, love hearing your caring voice as you ask Nicholas a question and seeing you run to give Sam a hug when he picks you up at the classroom door. I think I like you being almost-five.
Joining in the 52 Project at Practising Simplicity ~ a portrait of my boys every week in 2015.