While the house was quiet, everyone sleeping, I sewed into the night. And worked to a deadline piecing a story together. And packed and tidied. Because that is what we mamas do - get the job done. Whatever it takes: late nights, dawn awakenings, laughter, tears all through the seasons and on it goes.
This night I was sewing 'showbags' for River and Sol to have on our flight to Coolangatta. Simple calico bags with a zip on top. One of my favorite childhood memories is of showbags sewn and filled by my nana for my brother and I when we would fly with our mum from Melbourne to Adelaide to visit my mum's brother. Inside the bags would be all manner of drawing and colouring materials and there definitely would have been lollies! No lollies inside these ones for River and Sol but a Spiderman colouring book has snuck in along with puzzles and for River a dot to dot book and Sol a Playschool colouring book. Since the photos were taken stickers and stamps have been added to the bag along with a bag each of organic popcorn and a fruit bar.
A two hour flight spent drawing, reading and doing puzzles with a few questions 'when will be there mum?' 'how much longer?' to be expected.
I have bee pop honey lollipops for them to suck as we land and a tin of rescue remedy pastilles for all!
What do your children like to do on planes, trains and automobiles?
spring into spring: how is the spring cleaning coming along? still in the mood? I've been thinking about spring cleaning of the emotional kind, spring cleaning of the heart and mind if you like. Sending a card or making a phone call to friends and family I haven't contacted in a while, bringing my attention to everything I am grateful for and when thoughts of self doubt arise to send them on their merry way. Take a moment today just for you and clear your heart and mind of all that you are holding that is holding you back or bringing you down. Step into spring with a happy heart and a clear mind xx Gently now.