Thank you so much for your comments on my last Post. I was completely overwhelmed by the response to be honest. So many thoughts, words of wisdom, different points of view. I could easily write a whole Post on some of the insights I gained from your comments but just briefly, the main thing that really dawned on me was that I just really love blogging! As such, I think I may need to create an atmosphere that is conducive to "blogging longevity" so that I can continue to enjoy it rather than becoming a casualty of bloggy burnout. To that end I am now going to apply the same mantra I do to parenting - "it's a marathon not a sprint!". I'm going to pace myself. I'll just go with the natural ebb and flow of family life and write when I can and with my original purpose front of mind. No pressure. The fact that blogging has become only a once a week thing for me is completely fine. It did occur to me after my last Post that I had been treating my blog more like a job instead of the hobby that it is, feeling guilty when I hadn't fronted up to do a blog Post and mentally berating myself for it. How ridiculous! I've come here with a different mindset and feel lighter already.
So moving right along then. Yesterday we celebrated the first day of Spring as well as Father's Day.
Of all the things, it was the sight of my Husband tending to his delicate little seedlings in the morning light that I felt the need to capture, so respresentative of how he cares for everything and everyone in his life. He really is such a terrific Dad. It goes without saying that I appreciate him every day but it's nice to have an extra special day to reflect on all the awesome Dads out there.
After opening presents from the Kids, we enjoyed scrambled eggs on toast before heading to Risdon Brook Dam. We watched the model boat races, admired the Snowbells and Daffodils, and walked the entire circumference of the dam.
We finished the day with the annual Father's Day Pyramid photo. It's a cheesy shot but we do it every year so it's become tradition and some of them do it out of great sufferance - five smiles out of six ain't bad! It's hard to believe that Flynn was not even around this time last year and that he will be right up there at the top of the pyramid next year. The one thing blogging and documenting milestones does well is make you become very aware at just how fast the time goes!
Speaking of the passing of time, we are going to see Cyndi Lauper tonight. I pulled up some of her old film clips, which should have really come with the warning "showing these film clips to young children will make you feel very very old. Ancient in fact". The comments were coming thick and fast - "so old fashioned Mum!", "It's so slow", "Mum, back in the old days did you also.....". I responded with "well the 80's really just feels like yesterday though. So many fond memories. She was a big hit back in the day!". Yep, I'm even sounding old to myself.
Hope you have a wonderful week and are enjoying the change of seasons whether it's Spring or Autumn in your part of the world. Do you have a favourite season?