Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Peace and Motion.
Every once in awhile someone will ask if my boys are always as calm, focused and happy as they look in the blog pictures and I laugh. I know, with blogs we present a world of what we want to share. We don't hide or lie, but I'm not exactly taking photos as my boys shriek at each other for the 25th time in one day about one particular toy or each time my 3 year old throws himself on the floor to have a 3 year old tantrum.
I like calm. I like balance. I like peace. I have 2 spirited amazing spunky boys. And with the cold cold cold weather we are not out at parks or in the yard as much as in the summer to let it all out - so we look to other places to keep the peace, give the boy energy an outlet, and make our home peaceful and creative and focused...as much as it can be, that is.
One of the great winter activities for us is yoga. We can be serious, we can be silly, we stretch, bend, balance, focus, move, and breathe. It isn't about form - we just need time to move our bodies, be with each other, relax and have fun.
And even if there were tears before we begin, it always ends with joyous boys. And a happy mom. Good for one and all.
This is my favorite picture from today. This is 20 minutes after the one on top.