“But in fact at the time she took those photographs Rebecca had just been tired, tired in that way a woman with a child and a husband and a house and a job and a life gets tired, so that it feels like a mild chronic illness.”
Parenting is infinitely easier if you remember what it was like to be little yourself. If you can remember the frustrations, the fears and the satisfactions of childhood then you will know what it is that your child is experiencing now. If your memory is foggy or if you had a childhood that doesn’t offer you much in the way …
This is your chance to clean out your cupboards, closets and under the bed and maybe get a head start on your holiday shopping.
Most of us have the bad habit of ruining today by not letting tomorrow come tomorrow. Either we’re trying to control the next day’s outcome with our actions today or we’re so tied up in worrying about the future that we forget that we don’t really have to deal with it yet.
The middle part of our journeys is where the magic happens and unfortunately, sometimes the magic is muted by the trudging through tall grass and mucking through sticky mud and climbing over fences and creeping into dark caves. (Image from Helen Oxenbury’s picture book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt)
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