Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This week we've had some recurring car problems, and so have been home a few days while our car is in the shop (again). But being home doesn't mean we are not busy!
A & G have been on the go go go. Experiments, games, dancing, film making, photography, reading, drawing, music, writing, bird watching - always something! For us, home time is not down time, not boring. It is when we are the most connected, plugged in, interested, focused, creative, and energized.
Inside, outside. Creative, practical. New, familiar. It is all here at home for us.
So while the world outside is cold, gray, and dark, we are home, in motion.
Days at home flow into a natural rhythm that works for us. Focused quiet projects move to exercise and action, experiments lead to new interests and research for answers, inside moves outside for some fresh air and back in to warm up again.
Intense focus to action and back again, never ending, always something happening, learning, exploring, connecting.
So even though we have been home bound, the boys are happy (as am I). Actually, we all prefer having uninterrupted time at home - more time for our projects! Winter is for home.
I love that home is a wonderful thing. That home is where we all connect and feel creative. That home is a place of love and energy and joy for my boys. That home is good. That home is our favorite place to be.
Our car is now fixed, and so we will wander back out, but will always still look forward to coming home. It is, after all, where the heart is.
(Well, that and popsicles.)