Parenting is yoga:everyone has a role

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“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver

img_9313life is funny sometimes.

with the beginning of school, we have all had to adjust back into our roles. we all have our parts, the boys get to be kiddos as well as helping out with little “chores”. mom and dad get to work, at home and their jobs. we all have our part to play in every day actions. it is an important part of our day to know, to do, to participate in life.

things change, life is always evolving. so what has worked before may not work again and that is ok. it is far too easy to forget the roles we need to play in our day to day probably because there are far too many of them to keep in check. this is why trying and evolving is important. as you change, hopefully we shrink the difference between mom and yogi, partner and employee or boss. the more in tune with yourself, the ability to be you while interacting with others who demand differs from the next. mindfulness is really the start.

this week has been a reigning in and turning inwards not just for me, but A as he has a new teacher and new rules, a new role as older child in school. it has been good practice for us, to recognize the space/school is the same, but the way things work are different. there have been tears more than once of frustration in wanting things to go back to the way they were (oh you know we have all been there small person, we have all been there) and there have been good times with friends, this week has been an emotional roller coaster and thank goodness for our practice of yoga so we can handle it with grace. sure, A is not so into yoga and that is totally ok, but he has recognized the power of a deep breath, a closing of his eyeshot understand what he wants to say, and even how “shaking it off” can switch our mood. parenting is yoga, indeed!

have a great weekend y’all!

liz

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