SUNNY MORNING RIVER
I COULDN’T BELIEVE HOW MY SON’S ENERGY CHANGED!
I’ve realised that when I take my three year old son out in nature the energy changes from “I want I want” and he becomes self-occupied and goes into an exploring mode. I don’t have to facilitate “what to do now” or dealing with disappointment from not getting his way. I just have to keep him out of harms way without being overprotective.
Lately, I’ve felt it quite demanding and draining spending time with my son, which doesn’t sound nice coming from me as his mum. I enjoy that he can express himself much more than when he was a baby but he still doesn’t easily express why he’s upset, angry, frustrated or what he wants help with. You know these unpleasant outbursts and you’ve to ask “use your words”.
I think that I’ve discovered another reason why the outdoors are called mother nature. It’s like mother nature gives you a helping hand 🙂 Like me, I also think that mother nature makes him feel more connected and gives him the feeling that there’s more life and that it extends far beyond his physical being. His focus goes from ME to WE.
There’s nothing like;
throwing rocks in the water,
checking out how the water has become full of sediments,
getting your feet in the water,
playing with big sticks,
identifying poos and
drinking homemade water kefir
Lately, I’ve made an extra effort to get outdoors. This morning was beautiful here in Perth but we also go out when it rains.
How much better I feel when I’ve been outdoors. It’s the best therapy I know!
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