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The end of March

Posted Mar 30 2013 3:02am
I am having to relearn all about being naturally happy once again

The first habit to learn is of course is being present in the moment

I have vowed to stop looking at that little rectangle in my hand all the time and instead look at my son , like really look at him and pay attention to him

We are spending a lot of time outside as the sun has actually made an appearance and most evenings its dry enough to go to the park

R and I take his numbers
 DH usually joins us
( the clouds of the Pacific North west are like nothing I have ever seen before )
We carry a little picnic - a cup of Jasmine tea for me, sometimes a little Brie and R with his usual junk food
We feed the ducks sometimes ( though in this park they are treated as pests )

We collect pebbles to throw into the lake

We look at the blue waters

Have I told you how much I love water

Dating DH 

Since I am usually so busy , DH and I dont really do our date lunches any more - Instead on Saturdays  when R has his Social skills class ( see him here the boy in the white sweat shirt scratching his back  )

We take walks or go grocery shopping together or eat
( OMG this city is just full of parks )

See behind me here - can you see the uneven ground - This is a "reflexology" ground - where the stones massage your feet and you get rid of toxins
( privately DH and I both agreed that the main benefit was that our feet hurt so much on the stones, that once we were off the stones and back in our shoes - we finally knew the relief of not being on those agonizing weapons )

We find some lovely views
I work from home a couple of days and we have a date lunch of omelette ( DH Is the best omelette chef in the world - his cheese omlette will make you weak in the knees )

Getting more organised 

I am using multiple things to get more on top of things

I take the training "Take Back your life" offered by my employer which offers real practical ways to prioritize work

Read some principles from an HBR blog   here 

I also start doing my Fly- Lady things

Getting all weeks meals planned and ready to go on Sunday  and doing the same with laundry

So atleast the part of the week that is in my control ( what to eat, what to wear ) are all taken care of

Back into playing and interacting with R 

It seems the entire past 9 months have been a series of reasons to not focus on floortime and development of R - something super important to us

But I am starting back into picking up cues again

Like he is really interested in old Nursery Rhymes

SO we act them out - here R is bandaging Jack's crown

R loses a tooth and we play out the whole tooth fairy interaction - here he is collecting the princely sum of $5
I have also started to seek out Floortime Resources in this area

Last night I fill out a form to get on a wait list

I am struck by the similarity of all the questions and all my answers over the years

When I have to write about what I want R to achieve - its once again those same things of language and peer interaction ( of course R was once non-verbal and now we are talking about different things like  reading comprehension etc )

But its roughly the same

What also thankfully has remained the same, is how much we enjoy R

When asked to write down what we enjoy about R, I simply write "Everything "

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