For the first time ever (I've been in Seattle for 20 years now), I've gone swimming- outside- because I'm HOT- several days in a row- for two weeks, maybe three! I cannot emphasize how incredibly, ridiculously amazing this is.
I feel SO happy!
|That's ME- being fun mom. I've jumped everyday, twice.|
|That Wyatt. He's a bit more acrobatic about his jumps. He'll even flip off that thing.|
|Boys playing in water. I know in other parts of the world this is a common sight. In Seattle, this is new territory.|
I woke up this morning to brisk gray air and checked the forecast for the next several days. Clouds. Boo... It was good while it lasted. Please come back Sunshine, my friend! I beg you.
Therapeutic parenting update
I'm hoping to incorporate 15-20 minutes a day of deep breathing and "yoga" posses (not to alarm anyone, we aren't meditating or worshiping false gods, only stretching). I've read a few articles this week about regulating brain patterns and how this can help calm kids down when they get out of whack.
|This is what happened after we breathed and stretched the first time. No kidding.|
The second day of breathing/stretching didn't go as well. Royal was P.O.ed after day one. He couldn't believe how I'd "tricked him into taking a nap." He's "not a baby!" I bribed him with wii time on day two and he complied (reluctantly). I could see immediately that his body was calmer post stretching.