It’s half term, time to hunker down, teach and not make it all such a challenge!
Endurance is certainly something any parent finds that they need when the little darlings are off school. This week, whilst I love time with all three, I’m reminded that it can be useful and not to wish the time away. I asked the Tarot what I needed to know this week and I’ve used the Pathway Spread from The Wildwood.
The middle card is first up and The Issue is to find the calm in the storm that the little minions come with. This time with them is a challenge, but it can be a good, if I make it that way. I don’t need to make it so my emotions, or my kids emotions, are left in tatters or neglected. It’s time to find the time to chill out, be with them, let them be with mum. Unfortunately, that in itself is going to be a challenge.
So, lets settle down and chill out. Not a skill I’m good at, but one I hope the kids will indulge and teach me.
Yes, it relies on team work, but it shouldn’t be a gauntlet, a challenge, a competition. There’s been enough of that around of late. The far left card is about Action to Avoid and indicates that things shouldn’t be squandered. It’s time to educate ourselves and the kids about a few things and enjoying spending time with them. Don’t make it into a challenge, holidays are for chilling out, not working out!
So, don’t take the kids into the dark den of doom, there’s no need.
The Action To Take is about instruction, passing on information, skills, wisdom, knowledge. What’s the best way to do this? Through play! I’ve a few activities lined up, but there are also the lessons of traditional wisdom, without the use of smart phones, tablets, pads and other things. We risk losing the interaction of the generations if we lose the gift of good instruction. It’s not just the kids that need to learn patience, share the experience. We risk losing the ability to teach without the younger generation. Google does not have all the answers 😉