We are in transition mode now and we are slowly picking up new habits, as a family.
After our respective school and office are done, we are paying visit to our nearby park. Even if it is a little trip for 20 minutes, we are doing it and I feel, it is totally worth it. Any place where we are away from chores, where we don't have to catch up with things and time, where we can be spontaneous and enjoy the moment, we are IN.
We generally don't like the same little trip of same duration to departmental store, though, as there are plenty to choose from, plenty to decide on and the weight of baggage to carry on the way back for the shopping we did. But, park is different.
In the park, we run, we fall, we jump, we laugh, we smile, we play, we relax, we breathe, we live. That's it.
From there, we only carry memories back. Of course, this happens only when we (put aside the phone and) really enjoy the breeze, the grass, watching the children play, smiling to the strangers and making new friends. There, in the park, there isn't much to choose or much that you can buy, get it packed, load in your car and bring back home.
Whatever you can enjoy, enjoy it there, at that very moment and when you are done, come back. Relaxed and ready for the next few hours before we hit the bed. we are loving those little breaks, we wish we have more time to spend there. May be, some day.
What are your ways of unwinding with your kid? Any ideas?
Happy first of August.