I briefly mentioned in a previous post about spending more time together in close quarters thanks to these winter days being shorter and darker. We still get outside as much as possible but that’s not as often as I think we’d all like and need.
Being cooped up together has been a test of patience at times (for all of us) because of our need for fresh air and exercise and the fact that we’re sometimes bumping into each other or unfortunately bumping into another’s hard worked marble run. Nonetheless, it’s been a great time for us to reconnect on a deeper and more understanding level in a way that we just don’t get when we’re busy outside with so much more space around each us.
Being a part of a family and being a parent isn’t always easy but it’s times when I can find my centre and be the parent I want to be that can feel the most rewarding. Being able to help my children through arguments and upset by empathising for them and with them, scripting, or collecting them when tensions are too high. This is the time when our emotional bank account with our children is seeing the most action and we have the opportunity to double our dollars when you make a deposit.
Disagreement and arguments will still happen from time to time but problems do diffuse easier with every opportunity to work together with each other.
I know this post is slightly disjointed but it’s been sitting unpublished for almost a month. I’ll take this opportunity to say that I’m looking forward to doing a great giveaway for a couple of my favourite NVC books very soon!