What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. ~George Bernard Shaw
Back to the daily grind...
Ok, not quite, as our “daily grind” really isn’t all that tough, but still, it is time to say goodbye to the sweet holiday life and move forward into 2013. All totaled, we had quite a few days, perhaps even more than just a few, spent in pajamas (ahem), lots and lots of snow play, about a bazillion books read (give or take a few), eggnog drunk daily, and only two trips into the city. The rest of the time we stayed very close to home and it was lovely. The boys played really well together filling their days with building and constructing balanced with sledding and skiing. We slept late, went about our days very slowly, and this Mama even got to knit in the daylight!!
All in all it was a perfectly restful two weeks. I will admit that while I am excited to see friends and resume our normal rhythm, part of me will really miss this time. I must remember this next year. I must remember to slow down, take it ease, throw all obligations out the window and just be, because even though we don’t live a particularly hectic life, the break from it made me realize just how much we do. All of it is great, but stopping every once in awhile is pretty great too.
So another Monday is here, Julien is off to his Waldorf program today, Noah and I start a movement and music class taught by a friend, and life resumes, just like that. I am starting an e-lab run by Amy over on Mamascouts. It is the Creative Family Lab and I am pretty excited to get some new and fresh ideas to add to our repertoire! Annie and I get back to work on Mariposa Forest this week with the first stories of 2013 getting printed and ready to mail. Big goals for us this year, we are both just loving the response and feedback. Advancements in the schooling front have Julien and I planning some fun and exciting projects and handwork, all of which I will share as we go. Choir, swimming, and the usual things all start back up this week as well. My hope is that as we get back into it all, we can take with us a bit of this holiday. Perhaps we need to have a mandatory “do nothing” weekend once a month, just to slow down, catch our breath, and soak in more of all of this wonderfulness that surrounds us each day. That is not a bad idea actually...
I hope your week back into it all goes smoothly! I will be here tomorrow with pictures of Julien’s finally finished sweater!