With all the glorious mountain top living that comes with parenting, the spontaneous little I-love-you’s and the daily soul-filling, there are days that can take you on a big fat decrescendo into the middle of the valley, though green and lustrous in itself, it’s not the high peak living of swallowing the thin air with deep, victorious breaths.
But the great thing about celebrating life, is that even though there will always be this ebb and flow of the slow and steady pace of working your way back out of the valley and elated exhales at the achievement of a climb, it’s just all a part of the game and we’re getting pretty good at it. This ebb and flow thing.
With that said, The Behavior Chart has made a grand second entrance into our home this month.
And the abundant flow of fresh bluff air has been circulating our house.
Well, that and the creative flow of cheery markers and autumn’s deep colors on the tips of our paintbrushes. Both are pretty therapeutic.
And while we’re on our journey, we’re still celebrating all of life’s sweet little things…
Putting a lil’ tote full of toys beside him while the sun spills magically in the windows and watching his curiosity unfold just as quickly as the blocks spill out into a happy little heap of kinesthetic learning. It’s delightful.
And we’re still continuing the celebration of my girl’s fourth, with daily whispers of “Oh, I LOVE being four!” and today’s feature at The City Cradle.
From where I stand, right here, somewhere between the mountain and the valley, the view is pretty amazing.