"How would it have been if the bell had rung midway through that gorgeous butterfly painting?"
"For us it is about being in control, not of our children, but of our lives and having the freedom to seize the moments. Ten minutes with an interested child is more beneficial than a whole day with someone who is not listening. They don't stop painting because the bells goes, they stop because they have finished. "
and I guess I feel the same about sleep.
S (7) enjoyed the early morning drive with its stars and, on the drive home, the vibrant colours of the dawn breaking - oranges meeting blues - she told E about the expression "Dusk til Dawn." and pointed out some geese flying in a stark v formation in the sky. "Have they left it too late to migrate south for winter? she asked. She is so observant for everything. I swapped over memory sticks in the car so we had some new listening matter. We are so counter cyclical in every way, empty roads on the journey there, a contrast to the stream of headlights facing us upon the way home a reminder of how busy our area is becoming.