Wednesday, September 11, 2013

An Evening Walk

Sometimes, the chaos in the household gets to be a bit much for me.

I get sick of listening to my own self telling everyone to stop goofing around and get ready for bed (or finish eating dinner, or do their homework) already.

Sometimes it's better for me to leave them to their own devices...and their dad, and just go out into the world to see what's happening in a calmer space.

Last week, I had one of those nights (only three days into the school year, ay yi yi).

So I snuck out among the trees and the clouds and the setting sun.

I might just need to make it a nightly ritual.


  1. I think every mother I know needs about 10 minutes of peace in a day. It took me about 6 months to be able to properly communicate that to Sweet Husband (that it really is a "need" if he wants a sane wife), but now that we've got the routine down (I take mine in the morning) it works out pretty darned well.

  2. Good advice, Andrea.

    By the way, I enjoyed your piece in Orion.

  3. Meryl--I'm impressed! You've got a routine already. We're more than 12 years into this parenting thing and still flying by the seats of our pants!



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