I've been thinking about balance quite a bit lately. Balance in all aspects, but mostly just day to day balance. I feel I'm still transitioning with the whole school/kinder she-bang and to be honest pining slightly at the loss of our days of no routine. Days when I was in charge and planned their worlds. I miss those days, now it just seems there is always somewhere to be, somewhere to go.
My stay-at-home mother role is shifting now as my lovely little people in my life head out and have others help them with their learning, discovering and exploring of this wide and wonderful world. It's hard to adjust to that increase in time they spend out of the home, and then still fit in all that we want to when they are.
Balance is an evolving concept.
Once upon a time, I used to harvest so many figs from my tree. Now the birds and bats get too many. So last night I made a contraption* to balance it out more evenly. If only it was so easy to make a contraption to balance out life.
How do you transition when life shifts focus?
*a cut off bottle top stuck to the end of broom or mop (use tape if it's loose) - use the rim of the bottle edge to cut though the stem of the fig and then the fig drops in the container. In case you're wondering...yes I do have a ladder, but it's not big enough to get all the figs. And this is quite fun xx