...i'm not saying i never make a mistake...but i have a very healthy sense of my parenting skills
...but just this week i am questioning a little
...you see the weather has a HUGE influence on my daily life
...as a coastal girl...brought up with sand between my toes, counting my freckles at the end of each summer holidays...i have *issues* with the lack of light & sunshine that my kiddos are experiencing...
...just sometimes it *falls* out into my parenting
...i'm not quite so *relaxed*
...i'm not quite so *happy*
...i'm not quite so embracing of our life here
...& i need to pull myself up on this...as the kiddos are happy to embrace it if we continue to show them how incredible it is...
...so on a regular day...i count my blessings that we have had the chance to live here
...on the other side of the globe..on the doorstep to europe
...in the beautiful clean gorgeous english countryside
...there are few downsides to our choosing this life for a while
...but this summer weather that is lacking in anything i recall being the backbone of what makes up a summer school holiday is getting to me
...it's at times like this that we can learn soo much from our children
...they just love you regardless of the weather, regardless of the light & because life is not too complicated if you just live in the moment..
...so yesterday i took hold of the summer
...i decided that an aussie beach-loving girl who has gorgeous sandy kiddos can embrace the english countryside, weather & all...
...if she just lives in the moment again
...so a house full of flowers & open windows later
...a house full of music & baking later
...& a trip to the cinema to see our all time family favourite's third instalment later
...& i was almost back to myself
...the beauty of parenting in all weathers...