“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.”– Rudyard Kipling
Every one of us near and far have been hit with the social distancing due to the Corona Virus. Although, staying home and slowing down can be very frustrating. I also see it as a blessing in disguise. This past week I have had my life slow down tremendously. Before all of this virus scare, at least one of my kids had something going on 3-4 nights a week. Not including doctor appointments and school events during the day time. But during the first full week of staying home. I have been more at peace and feeling way more connected to my family than I have in a while.
One of the things I find important for my family to do is to get outside. This week has been a little chilly but for a few minutes it can really help their attitudes and work ethic. So one of these past days I took my kids and one of their friends over to the sledding hill near our house. They had so much fun just running up and down that huge hill over and over again. They even decided to change it up and roll down it. Hearing their giggles and smiling faces made all the chaos in the world disappear for a moment. I really enjoyed spending time fully plugged into what they were doing and not worrying about getting them from one place to the next.
After the hill excitement. The kids and I went for a little stroll in our neighborhood. It felt so good to get a breath of fresh air. They enjoyed getting in some active time too.
Over the next couple weeks. Get your kiddos outside and enjoy the fresh air with them. I know what’s going on in the world is super tough. But take advantage of the time you can spend with those you love most.
**Please feel free to share your outdoor memories too!