The other day on Instagram I shared a photo of my family at a flat track race day where we introduced my 3 year old to dirt bike races…I know, I will regret this in a couple years when he is begging for his first 50cc.
Besides that nagging thought in the back of my brain I had a blast sharing in this totally unique day with my family. My little 6 month old was snuggled to my chest the whole time with her sound proof headphones squishing her cheeks into munchable pouches and my little guy was glued to his Daddy’s side with his hands occasionally over his ears and eyes following the racers around the track.
What truly hit me was how much I enjoyed my family that day. As a stay at home Mum my routine is pretty normal, playing, feeding, washing, sleeping, chores, occasional errands etc. I talk about a lot of the same things with my three year old and he also gets into his routine that does not always allow his little mind to expand and ask new questions. But when you take an hour or a day and go somewhere completely new it allows for new questions to be asked, interesting discussions to be exchanged and a chance to see the light ignite in your children’s eyes when they have discovered something new!
Sometimes life gets mundane, or just so overwhelming you can’t stop to have an adventure. You hear the same whiny requests throughout the day and the common complaints of life find their way into your day…everyday. But our lives need to be appreciated! And it is not just your day you control when you wake up, it is your little one’s as well. They want to hunt, to seek, to discover and to connect with you over the unfamiliar they come across.
Can you take time for that? Can you pause in your week to just do something unexpected. Watch your children and prompt their little minds to notice what is around them. Notice things with them and you may be surprised at how their creative minds describe and question what they are seeing. It is intriguing and exciting as a parent to observe your children in these unique circumstances…we have no idea what is in that tiny brain of theirs until a new adventure brings it out of them.
So do you need a boost, a break or just some bonding time with your family then take the challenge.
Go, do! Go, be! Go, grow!
Please! Share with me what you decide to do, where you chose to go and most importantly how you felt after.