Thursdays Are For Getting Up Early
Except when they aren't.
I, however, will be rising at an hour I haven't seen in awhile to drive to a nearby town to visit a highly recommended chiropractor about this back of mine. He's kindly fitting me in since I can't swallow, cough, sneeze, or laugh too hard without feeling sharp pain between my shoulders. Really I think if I just sat in this chair with this pretty pillow it would all just go away. Maybe if I also had a coffee in my hand. And a good book.
Speaking of books, I've just finished listening to the audio book of Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy and loved the message of 'raising safe, self-reliant children without going nuts'. I recommend it for those who find themselves wishing they weren't so worried about every single thing that could possibly happen if they let their almost four year old play out in the unfenced backyard by himself for awhile. I DID keep the windows open so I could hear if things got quiet (read: where did he wander off to?) or if he started destroying his red wagon with his miniature shovel, etc. It's helped me put things into perspective and give Sebastian a little room to show me he's trustworthy and mature enough not to visit our neighbors' front porch without asking first.
I've just started Simplicity Parenting by Kim Payne in hopes that it'll help me hold onto those things I know are important as more demands are put on our time in the next year and beyond. If you've read either and would like to share your two cents in the comments section below, feel free. If they are relevant to you and you haven't read them you may see if your local library has a copy available.
As always, thanks for stopping by.