It’s a beautiful sunny morning here on the Cherry Farm. The beginning of the last day of 2012 feels gentle and friendly.
I lazily stayed in bed while the children ran around the house and piled socks on plates to make “breakfast” (well, I finally did get up for a few minutes to give them a bowl of yoghurt when they started moaning they were hungry and the socks didn’t do it for them…).
My children seem to have accepted that their mother needs her idle moments (a few of them throughout the day to keep her going). It works best if I first give them my full attention for a while, read a book for them or play with them. Then I tell them that I want some “quiet time” and they usually leave me read or write for 10 or – if I’m lucky – 20 min.
I feel recharged from a little break for myself and I’m ready to jump back into the noise and activity of everyday life. It took years of training though, for both me and my children, to sneak those blissful moments in. And it often means to deal with some messes afterwards. But I pride myself with knowing that my kids learn how to feed themselves and other useful skills. Lenja started to get milk from the fridge to pour her brother and herself a drink. Part of the fun is cleaning the spilled milk with a cloth afterwards. So it’s actually of great benefit for them to have a lazy mother, isn’t it?!
By the way, I haven’t told you that I got a wonderful WONDERFUL Christmas gift from my love: a Canon Eos 1100D.
I’m still learning how to use it but the Canon and me – we already like each other very much.
So hopefully you will enjoy lots of nice photographs on this blog in the new year!
Once again: Wishing you a brilliant start into 2013 and that it’s going to be your best year yet!!!