Dottie joined me for a late evening stroll with Beau in the pram in a bid to lull him to sleep and let @buildawallofbooks
catch up on love island 😂
Her sister had crashed and burned at an early hour by her standards (9:30pm 🙄) so it was a rare opportunity for Dottie and I to spend some time together on our own (well, with a sleepy baby but you get the point). We passed the time answering a thousand questions, committing to starting a science club that invents slime, harassing some sheep and admiring the incredible sunset.
I had a B L A S T.
With the frantic pace of daily life, the constant nagging/reminding/physical restraint interventions that comes with having three kids I am guilty of forgetting that they’re not just small Tasmanian devilesque whirlwinds whom we strive to keep alive and relatively unscathed, but are in their own unique ways incredible, intriguing and fascinating humans.
I know that both @buildawallofbooks
and I have struggled with a sense of guilt over the time we get to spend with the children individually.
Dottie spent the first chunk of her life as the sole focus of our attention only to have that ripped away from her overnight. And now with Beau we are stretched even further. But I do believe that for all the things we lose/stretch as our family has grown, we have gained far more.
And now, something as simple as a #baddad
late night stroll down the road feels so special.
Anyone else juggling their time and energy in a frantic blur?
I guess this brings me back to the broken record of building a life that serves you, that prioritises the things that you TRULY value, that is built around spending your time and energy with the people you love.
It’s the simple life I crave, but simple and easy are two very different things.
There are some very inspiring humans I’ve found on here who give me hope that it’s possible, and who keep my eyes focused and heart full to push through the resistance and challenges that life likes to place on the journey, so all of you out there sharing your passions, your struggles and successes, thank you. You don’t need 10,000 followers to make an impact x