Yesterday someone had shared a post about grief. I want to talk about this for a minute. Last week I was telling my husband I felt a heaviness that I could not describe. As I was talking to him about it, it hit me, that I hadn't felt this way since the passing of my Mother. The feeling of helplessness, that there is something that you long to repair, but it is out of your control, and there is no way to fix it. Grief, it demands to be felt. It ebbs and flows, you can feel it all at once or sometimes just a little but it is always there. Sometimes, out of nowhere and when you least expect it, it can take you down like a title wave. I feel like we are grieving collectively, connected in a way that the world has never experienced.
"When you name it, you feel it and it moves through you. Emotions need motion. Let yourself feel the grief and keep going."
I've linked the article below, it is important that we take care of ourselves right now, and maybe this could help you connect and acknowledge some of the feelings you have been experiencing.
This week the boys are learning about the seasons through play! We made some colour ice bowls and watched them melt and freeze over the course of a few days. We made some homemade snow globes and coloured salt snowflakes while we ate our homemade popsicles. We got our fill of sugar with some rice crispy "snowballs". We went outside and enjoyed the sun on our faces, and visited some neighbours from their window. I drew a snowman out of chalk on the driveway and where you got points for getting your snowball in each circle. It was a beautiful beginning to the week. I hope everyone is doing their best to take care of themselves and taking the time to be there the best you can for your loved ones. We will come out of this stronger, and together. XOXO
In light of recent events I have decided to post a few of our day-to-day activities to inspire a few others who are not used to having the little ones at home. I was initially freaking out, until I realized today that I have been actually doing pretty much this for 5 years plus. I am just upping the fun (so we can think about anything else in this terrible time for the world) and get off of our devices (which is adding to the anxiety). The boys are having such a blast, I'm loving reading everyones ideas, and am genuinely looking forward to experience more with my kids! MY AIM is for them not to remember that we got hit by a virus, but to remember it as: that time we were home with our MOM with no school and it was the BEST STAYCATION EVER! LOVE to everyone!