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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Here's what the kids do when they're not being closely supervised.
Giant mudpools in the sandbox?! I don't recall authorizing the use of the hose. Um, Kevin? You? No?
Here's what the parents do when they're not being closely supervised.
At least, it's how we polished off the remains of a Saturday night without children (who were once again sleeping over at Grandma's ... we could get used to this). Except it occurs to me that we shouldn't get too used to it. I am not my discplined self without the children around. In fact, it got me wondering whether the children have made me who I am. I think they stake some major claim.
Yes, it's fun to play without supervision. But a little oversight may not be an altogether bad thing.
I'm mother of four, writer, dreamer, planner, runner, teacher, photographer, taking time for a cup of coffee in front of this computer screen. My days are full, yet I keep asking: how can I fill them just a little bit more
-- with depth, with care, with pleasure.