Tarot Blog Hop : Litha ~ Celebrations and Fun


tarotbloghopbuttonBEFORE2So, our wrangler this time is Sharon and we have the topic of being playful and having fun! With three children around, that’s not always easy nor is it hard! Well, it’s not hard for the kids in question! Jenna Matlin’s entry is before me, so welcome if you’ve come from her post or landed here as normal πŸ˜‰

The Sun of Life
Major 19 ~ The Sun of Life

So what do you for fun? For me, I remember the long hot summer days in my middle teen years, not that we’ve seen much of that in recent years this side of the pond! However, any hint of nice weather and my eldest two are clambering to get outside to their playhouse or torment the dog with one of her toys.

The six week school holidays are coming up, and I’m hoping that the kids get to copy The Sun card to the right and get to not only enjoy the sun, but to live it, grow and have fun in the warmth that this time of year promises, but doesn’t ever guarantee.

Major 3 The Green Woman
Major 3
The Green Woman

The kids will also be wanting to do so much over the upcoming break, from swimming to camping, playing on their DS’s to running in the park and eating ice-cream’s. What won’t be too much fun will be the pre-school shopping for shoes and trousers. Ya-ya-ya!! πŸ˜‰

It’s my job to be the nurturer, disciplinarian, security guard, bank manager, chief cook, bottle washer, laundry and cleaning lady, baby sitter and Tarot Reader all rolled into one. Not that this six week holiday will be different from last years, but this time we might get to have a picnic lunch or two out in the garden, as well as going to the fairs and having fun there. As well as singing as many songs as we can – just because we can! That’s my usual list of talents, but add in writing, blogging, teaching and the summer weeks promise to be a whole load of fun!

No doubt we’ll have lots of time colouring in, creating coloured windows (from old cereal boxes and tracing paper), reading and lots of other things, as well as just doing as we wish to, because time now allows it.

The baby will be having fun blowing bubbles, raspberries whilst going through the fun of weaning and getting bigger each and every day. That’s her job, along with sleeping and doing other baby things.

tarotbloghopbuttonAFTERI am looking forward to the fun of the summer, regardless of the what the weather throws at us. The trick is to just go with the flow. Nit that I have much choice with three wonderful, fun loving kids around! Alison Coal’s entry is next, so with one foot in the air, hop off and read what she says about the fun and faeries!




  1. Vivianne June 21, 2013 at 06:08

    Oh yes, kids definitely keep life interesting πŸ˜€

    • Louise June 21, 2013 at 09:43

      I think we’d be bored without kids sometimes! πŸ™‚

  2. Alison Cross June 21, 2013 at 08:48

    Love the Zen buddhism ‘it’s not always easy, nor is it hard.’ πŸ™‚ Have a lovely day!

    • Louise June 21, 2013 at 09:44

      And you Alison!! I’m trying to be “Zen” about it, trip ups and smooth rides all included πŸ™‚

  3. Joanna Ash June 21, 2013 at 10:41

    “Go with the flow”…I really need to learn that. You do that even with 3 kids and I am a complete wreck with just 1 son who’s 20 going on 40!

    • Louise June 21, 2013 at 12:39

      It isn’t easy, but I have learnt getting bogged down in detail helps no-one! Good luck with the 20 year old! I’ve got that coming, at some point πŸ˜‰

  4. Pepi June 21, 2013 at 11:02

    That’s great multitasking!

    • Louise June 21, 2013 at 12:40

      Thanks Pepi, I do try! πŸ™‚

  5. Cassandra June 21, 2013 at 12:39

    Kids and summer. They go hand in hand. Crazy fun.

    • Louise June 21, 2013 at 12:49

      Crazy, yes! Fun? Oh, I hope so!! πŸ™‚

  6. Jenna June 21, 2013 at 17:09

    I am childfree though I am enjoying seeing the children out and about playing during their summer vacations. Praise to all mothers in summer!

    • Louise June 21, 2013 at 17:27

      Praise to all mothers every day I say, Jenna! I wouldn’t swap any of my 3 for all the tea in China, I love them all madly and deeply, though they will have no idea how much until they have kids too! πŸ™‚

  7. Arwen Lynch, Professional Joy Seeker June 21, 2013 at 19:11

    Louise, this was warm and fun. I think sometimes it’s easy to forget how creative a parent must be. You have to act/react to each moment. You do it so well.

    • Louise June 21, 2013 at 19:52

      I so try Arwen, but it ain’t easy and I do stumble, but hey, that’s part of the joy and fun of it all! πŸ™‚

  8. Cher Green June 22, 2013 at 00:48

    Thanks for sharing your creative parenting. Sometimes we forget our wide of a net creativity casts upon the everyday life.

    • Louise June 22, 2013 at 19:53

      It’s a huge bunch of tricks, that I can promise you!! πŸ™‚

  9. Sharon July 1, 2013 at 15:40

    I love the positive energy in your post Louise! It’s glaringly obvious that you love being a mum and that you love all the ups and downs that come with the role. Your children and homelife bring you a lot of satisfaction and happiness. What a great way to celebrate the Solstice and the creativity of a multi-tasking mum by sharing this with us for the Midsummer blog hop πŸ™‚

    • Louise July 1, 2013 at 19:18

      Thank you Sharon! I shall have to continue with the hop.

    • Louise July 2, 2013 at 21:43

      It’s amazing what we have to juggle just to cope! How did our grand-mothers do it? Mine found solace in the bottom of a bottle… well, she tried and failed, so I’m doing it “my way” πŸ™‚

  10. Kerry July 3, 2013 at 13:58

    Thanks for tootin’ for all mothers! You do an amazing job. Still, I also say thank heavens for washing machines πŸ˜€

    • Louise July 3, 2013 at 21:32

      Oh gosh yes, thank the heavens for washing machines! Now, if I can just DRY ALL the darned washing!! πŸ™‚

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