Day 10 of #balanceyoselfmama
: Play 🤙
Play is the key to learning in young children. Alina plays all the time, and I facilitate. Here is a picture of her playing with her cherry toy.
However, when I saw the topic for this entry, I wasn’t thinking about her play. I was thinking about MY play, and how I don’t play much at all anymore. 😔
I loved to “play” with yoga, especially with more challenging poses, like inversions and balances. I had an acro yoga phase with @namast_tay
, too, which was so much fun. Even working out in the gym sometimes felt like play. With the physical stuff, I feel nervous to even attempt it. I just don’t feel strong enough to safely do a forearm stand anymore (I haven’t done one since I got pregnant, almost a year ago), and I don’t want to hurt myself. Am I just getting in my own head?
My husband is extremely playful, to the point where he’s annoying 😂. We used to play around all the time, but now, who has the time for that? The sink is full of dishes, there’s laundry that needs to be folded, what are we having for dinner?, and oh yeah, the baby’s crying.
Without play, I’m losing myself. When is it my turn to find time to play and just be myself? Am I kidding myself when I reassure myself in saying that this is just a phase? Why did I just type myself 5 times in the past 3 sentences? 😂 Maybe I’ll rediscover play as Alina gets older and her play becomes more interactive. I don’t know. Am I alone in this?