(Rebe inventing a kite rocket)
After our gorgeous and busy few days what we really needed yesterday was some downtime. I try to make sure that we keep a balance in our lives; organised fun and visits and outings should be balanced with down time. Time to rest, relax, recooperate is just as important as wonderful adventures and meetings. (post game)
Without this time we would become burned out, over stimulated and over tired. We would also not have time to digest the wonderful, special experiences we have just had. These experiences can only become internalised and celebrated as special moments if we give them time to be remembered, laughed about, written and drawn about.
(filling in our eye spy book)
Without downtime our children become dependent on constant entertainment. They need time and space to play, to breath, to be. They need time to get bored for out of boredom amazing creativity emerges.
(Rebe's dinosaur, his head is an empty box and she's sellotaping on a tail- the perfect dinosaur for riding on)
Yesterday we enjoyed a wonderful 'down' day. There was lots of free play, cleaning, cooking and washing time for me,
we played games together. Joa enjoyed helping to throw the dice :-)
Time for painting, drawing and crafts. Rebe made lots of things using some clay Lucy sent home with us from our visit to the pottery.
Time for knitting. This is my favourite knitting at the moment. A pair of tiny, soft knitted kittens make a lovely present and they are so simple and quick to knit.
Time for being together, helping and sharing time. For remembering who we each are and how much we love each other and our home.
Being away on adventures is nice, but being home is nice too!