Last week, while my car was getting serviced, I was faced with the challenge of keeping peace between my boys and I, and the fellow onlookers who stared at me while my young toddler fought me over the candy bowl, all while trying to complete the registration process at the service desk. I could see the eyes all glaring, I could feel the hot breath down my neck! I knew I needed a plan of action- I needed to keep these boys entertained until my car was done.
So instead of continuing to fight with my kids over the candy and why they couldn’t have any, I gathered our things and headed outside to the field across the street, plopping myself down in between the rows of milkweed. I plucked off one of the pods and peeled it open. The simple secrets of mother nature kept my children happy and engaged for over an hour.
We laughed as the milkweed seeds took flight into the autumn air, we giggled as they clung to our fingers, and became entangled in our hair. We watched with gleaming eyes as the milkweed seeds took flight into the blue skies and scattered across the meadow.
I watched my boys enjoying our meadow adventure with such innocence and bliss. I heard their laughter and felt their energy. In the one simple hour we had in the field, I felt such peace, and embraced how remarkable this journey of parenthood is! At times, we are left to feel like our words are being tossed into the wind, and other times the wind can’t throw our joy into our faces hard enough!
The lessons I learned from my adventure in the meadow are simple-
Live simply, love completely, and never be too busy to dance in the breeze!