Saturday, March 30, 2013

The end of March

I am having to relearn all about being naturally happy once again

The first habit to learn is of course is being present in the moment

I have vowed to stop looking at that little rectangle in my hand all the time and instead look at my son , like really look at him and pay attention to him

We are spending a lot of time outside as the sun has actually made an appearance and most evenings its dry enough to go to the park

R and I take his numbers
 DH usually joins us
( the clouds of the Pacific North west are like nothing I have ever seen before )
We carry a little picnic - a cup of Jasmine tea for me, sometimes a little Brie and R with his usual junk food
We feed the ducks sometimes ( though in this park they are treated as pests )

We collect pebbles to throw into the lake

We look at the blue waters

Have I told you how much I love water

Dating DH 

Since I am usually so busy , DH and I dont really do our date lunches any more - Instead on Saturdays  when R has his Social skills class ( see him here the boy in the white sweat shirt scratching his back  )

We take walks or go grocery shopping together or eat
( OMG this city is just full of parks )

See behind me here - can you see the uneven ground - This is a "reflexology" ground - where the stones massage your feet and you get rid of toxins
( privately DH and I both agreed that the main benefit was that our feet hurt so much on the stones, that once we were off the stones and back in our shoes - we finally knew the relief of not being on those agonizing weapons )

We find some lovely views
I work from home a couple of days and we have a date lunch of omelette ( DH Is the best omelette chef in the world - his cheese omlette will make you weak in the knees )

Getting more organised 

I am using multiple things to get more on top of things

I take the training "Take Back your life" offered by my employer which offers real practical ways to prioritize work

Read some principles from an HBR blog  here 

I also start doing my Fly- Lady things

Getting all weeks meals planned and ready to go on Sunday  and doing the same with laundry

So atleast the part of the week that is in my control ( what to eat, what to wear ) are all taken care of

Back into playing and interacting with R 

It seems the entire past 9 months have been a series of reasons to not focus on floortime and development of R - something super important to us

But I am starting back into picking up cues again

Like he is really interested in old Nursery Rhymes

SO we act them out - here R is bandaging Jack's crown

R loses a tooth and we play out the whole tooth fairy interaction - here he is collecting the princely sum of $5
I have also started to seek out Floortime Resources in this area

Last night I fill out a form to get on a wait list

I am struck by the similarity of all the questions and all my answers over the years

When I have to write about what I want R to achieve - its once again those same things of language and peer interaction ( of course R was once non-verbal and now we are talking about different things like  reading comprehension etc )

But its roughly the same

What also thankfully has remained the same, is how much we enjoy R

When asked to write down what we enjoy about R, I simply write "Everything "


jazzygal said...

Another lovely catch up. Great to see R out and about and what lovely parks you have! I love the reflexology idea. And I love that photo of you and hubby.

xx Jazzy

Kris said...

It is evident from all your posts how much you enjoy R! I love reading your updates! Kris

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Sounds like good things in this update!

Yuji said...

Glad that the sun made an appearance and that you were able to get out and enjoy. Nice that you and DH had a bit of time with each other. Hope that things continue to settle down.

Haha, love the reflexology comment... "the relief of not being on those agonizing weapons"... I think that is somewhat of a metaphor about our lives. :)

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I would also prefer looking at water to walking on hard stones, and thinking of you and where you are: it's very similar to me, as you know I'm also trying to live in the moment, and really watch and listen to my kids - good to know that we are together in this xx

Anonymous said...

I love your posts, as always. Your joy in the little things, how you and your husband make opportunities to connect with each other and how much you love R. Oh, I love to read about it! :)

lisa said...

Oh how I giggle with joy when I see your new posts! Thanks for the links to HBR and FlyLady, I signed up right away. So glad to see you, DH and R so happy as a family! Hugs to you all!

Deb said...

Beautiful - love the way you concluded this!

Þorgerður said...

So lovely to see you are getting back on track after the winters ordeal. Sweet spring. Wonderful parks :) it is great to see R up and about.

robin said...

Love the pictures and how you're getting back into the groove of things! Those clouds are totally awesome! :)

Tanya Savko said...

I'm glad you are getting back in touch with all the things that are important to you. Beautiful pics too - the water in front of R's head is divine.

Bright Side of Life said...

You make me smile and I love your updates and photos. You are so right about that little rectangle and I am also going to make a concerted effort to put it down and spend more time with my son.

Kim said...

I cannot tell you just how much I love the answer "everything" to the question. Oh my, after just filling out more forms in which I answer the same questions over and over...I really wish I would have written EVERYTHING. Perfection.

ZisforZen said...

Nice to see things flowing for you. Your post feels like spring!

ZisforZen said...

Your lovely post sounds like spring, inside and out!

Jenny Saul-Avila said...

I love the structure of this post. Also the comedy of the reflexology stones.
I always have a hard time when questionnaires ask you about the best thing about your child, their greatest strength, yada yada. He's my child, he's awesome. 'Nuff said.

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