Today was Transition Day at the Maki home. Mommy just back from 3 days away, the special treatment of Daddy throughout to ensure boys weekend a kid’s-dream success, the boys were feeling outta sorts to say the least. We reestablished a need for listening and respectful communication and well, that the Wacky Dance n’ Stomp you do with Daddy to get yer way just doesn’t fly with Momma like, ever!
I’d missed them desperately and my visions of a blissful, fairy tale reunion were blurred with the reality of needing a day to transition back to reality.
And so, in our world when the whirling dervish of boyhood and the reactionary dance of parenthood threatens to ensue we … READ.
Yes, we talk through why everyone is a little outta sorts and put a foot down when need be, but above all we grab an ole fave or a fave-to-be and Read.
For us it is an act that brings our crazed and sometime separate worlds together in a peaceful, conscious connect.
I feel a sigh, an awe and when the page opens I just know that if we sit here for a time the torrent of transition will settle and we will discover one another again and all will be okay, peaceful, loving as it should.
Today the choice was The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey. (Yes, Steven’s son;) With cute critters and creative stories about values and kindness and lessons learned, we felt truth seep back into our day.
As we sat entwined, engaged, I thought “Yes, the tides and transitions of our life may tug and pull, tempers may flare, but we can always choose again, breathe full and in a moment paused and shared find each other and the love that binds us alive and well.”
How do you cease the crazy, tame the whirling dervishes of life? Do you read? Or do you have another way? I’d love to hear;)
In the spirit of discovering that which brings us home to one another.