I’ve sort of reverted to childhood. “If you can’t beat them join them,” right? Today I taught Thing 1 how to climb a tree. We sat in the branches, seeking shelter from the rain after putting up a tepee in the garden. I was wandering around my property looking for twine or something to tie the logs together and I realized how fun it is to do a project completely free. I hate buying things but even more than that I hate, not being able to do something because I don’t have the tools or materials. Kids are so resourceful and I decided I could stand to be a little more flexible. I had to limb 3 small downed trees but couldn’t find a hand saw anywhere. The chainsaw needed a new chain and my garden clippers would not do. Though my back isn’t too happy about it I finally went to work on those trees with an axe and had the tepee poles up in about half an hour.
I can’t believe I used “hate” so often in that paragraph. I would never let my kids do that!
I’ve been reading children’s books like mad. I got them at a two for one sale at our church thrift store and was not sure about reading them to the kids until I had previewed some, so I’m reading them in advance. I will post my thoughts on individual books once I have a couple read. I’m one of those crazies who reads every word no matter how terrible it is. I just can’t bear to miss anything. I may as well share my insight since I’m going through the torture. Ha, well not really- the books I’ve read so far have been good.
Lastly, since I’m not a kid I have to say, all this “reverting” has really done my soul some good. I am trying everything possible to get through this PPD quickly and find myself again. It’s a horrible feeling when you are no one you once knew. Naively I have hoped that one of these days my struggle would simply disappear, “POOF!”
It has not been that willing but when I’m tired and want to crawl in a hole, I curl up with a book. When I’m frustrated and can’t keep up, I have hamburger sanity. When life is crazy and the rain just keeps comin’ I climb a tree!