Leo and I were gifted a book on the occasion of becoming parents by a friend and Waldorf school teacher. I started it this morning (because I no longer have HOMEWORK and can once again experience the joy of reading whatever I want!) and this was the opening line:
"As parents, we're the architects of our family's daily lives. We build a structure for those we love by what we choose to do together, and how we do it."
-Kim John Payne, Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
As our days unfold into the way we do life together as a new family, I am aware intuitively that less is more...that face time is better than screen time...that the sounds of spring peepers and wind blowing through the pines are beautiful and easily drowned out unless we are mindfully tuned into them. I'm looking forward to reading this book as food for thought as we strive to both create and allow a family life characterized by imagination, honoring natural rhythms, creativity, patience, stillness, music, reverence, joy, engagement. Tribe Vibe...stoking the tribe vibe.