Ah, school holidays.
Don’t they just bring a whole ‘nother parenting ball-game into play? That tingle of anxiety, “How will I keep them busy all that time? They’ll be around so much. What about my schedule, my time for me? How will I get any work done? I have to do something to control this … contain them somehow.”
Nowadays I know that at the end of the holiday I often can’t believe how fast it’s gone and how nice parts of it were. So I’ve learned to take a long slow breath and lean into the upcoming experience – whatever it may be. I’ve learned to not try to control and hold it all. But keeping myself during school holidays so it doesn’t become all about the kids can be a challenge.
Self-care is learned best when modelled. So my self-care plan is to re-run three posts over the next three weeks. It’s also a sneaky way to ask you to read them again because I really want to make these points over and over. In three weeks time, here in the Southern Hemisphere, we go back to school and I’ll go back to weekly new posts. But I’ll still check in so please comment as always. I love your comments.
Have a think about how you plan to keep your Self while the kids are ‘on leave’ from school and ‘on arrive’ at home.
Click Here to read my post about losing yourself.