Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Another week into this strange new norm and we are all adapting pretty well. I have to say I am really proud of how well the kids are handling all of this. They are missing their grandparents and their friends so much but are doing really well. I think we can learn at lot from them.
Its funny I have begun to look at this as more of a slow down rather than lock down and ive had some time to reflect on a lot of things. One of the things that has come to the fore with all this is we have vowed to spend much more time outdoors as a family and secondly sustainable living. I suppose I never really realised until now how much unnecessary stuff we buy for ourselves and the kids. I have been totally wowed by the concept of the Reima kids 100% recyclable jacket, the kids can even register the jacket with Reima and they donate €10 to the charity supporting saving the oceans and you can also track your jacket to see where it ends up once recycled. Its genius. It really is the way forward and if we all make small changes like this it will make a big difference.
Another thing I have been terrible at is buying take away coffees. My love of coffee hasn’t changed but I have realised taking my Keep Cup with me or bringing it out full with me is just perfect. Also shopping bags!! I did try to take them every week but now I make sure I do. Small steps can make such a big impact.
Its funny I think we will look back on this period of our lives and hopefully realise it has taught us so much about ourselves and the way we live.
I’ve actually really appreciated being forced to slow down. It’s something that I never normally have a chance to do. And children are just so resilient aren’t they? They just go along with whatever x
Those recyclable jackets sound like a fab idea! We’ve definitely been spending less money on all the things we don’t really need during this lock down – although I do seem to have been spending a fortune on food! #LivingArrows
In a few years we are going to look back at this time and be thankful we were able to spend this much time with our children. It has been wonderful however I have really struggled with not being able to go out and see family.