Friday, 23 August 2013
Oh, the irony...
Oh, the irony. It was after lunch, the house was empty except for me and my littlest one. "Great, time for Isla to have a nap," I thought, "and I can do some writing for a little while." My daughter had other ideas, why go to sleep when there is so much to explore and so much fun to be had? She refused to go to sleep and I felt very frustrated. I just wanted a little bit of time to write, a little respite from domesticity. I wanted to come here to this spot and write about the things I like to write about; being present with my children, practicing mindfulness and patience, looking for the truth and beauty in the everyday. Why wouldn't she just go to sleep so I could write about all those things?! Ha ha ha, I had to laugh at myself.
I've said it before, I don't need to travel to India (though I would very much like to), these little ones of mine are my gurus. If I'm open to it they have so much to teach me. "Why do you need to go and write Mummy? Can't you just be with me here, now, in this moment? I'm not ready to go to sleep, I just want to be with you." So here she sits now, emptying the drawers in my bedroom while I write and chuckle to myself. I love to write, I feel compelled to write. I also love my children more. Time to sign off and go play....I'm still chuckling at the irony though.