There’s this place in a marriage where you accept what you did. I can’t call it settling because that’s unkind. My husband loves me deeply. He does a fuck Ton he really doesn’t want to do because he loves me. He doesn’t look at other girls. But for fucks sake does he hold my hand? Does he care for me like i need? Hell no. I am not “happy” he doesn’t hug me, snuggle me, dote on me. But he loves me. Just in that god damn way i have no control of. I can rationally see it but it still leaves an ache in me so deep it breaks me
After i had Rowan, i learned to care differently. Not less or more. Just a change in direction. I no longer cared as much what i looked like, but rather how i felt. I no longer cared as much who i was with, but how they treated me. I lost my ability to give fucks about things like sleep, no matter how much i miss it, because time is different now. I hope to high heaven that i live to be a hundred and get to watch every part of her life unfold, but if i don’t, i care about her so deeply, that she will always know how much she is loved. I don’t care about going places, as much as i care about the experience we have while we are there. I don’t care so much about perfect pictures as i do about capturing moments i want to keep forever. I just care differently now.
Need some rainy day fun? You don’t need a yoga mat or video- just take this list of poses and how to make them fun. Great for all ages- to connect with your child, to help them learn & be aware. If you are unsure of any poses because you are new to yoga, I recommend http://www.iyogalife.com, it has each pose described & a picture.
Each pose is listed first, and followed by how to make it fun:
Tree- balance & sway your branches in the breeze
Down dog- bark like a dog
Up dog- howl at the moon
Child’s pose- go to sleep! Pretend to snore
Cat- draw spine up & meow!
Cow- drop belly/utters & moo!!
Tiger- reach out opposite arm & leg as you roar reaching for your prey
Pigeon- coo like a pigeon, see if your kiddo can roll their tongue
Butterfly- where will you fly to? Butterflies can fly a million miles!
Boat- hold & balance, imagine the waves
Seated forward fold- pretend you are an alligator chomping down as you touch your fingers to your toes
Turtle- roll into a ball on your back & imagine being stuck on your shell
Savasana- lay back, let palms face the ceiling, widen the mouth into a big yawn, quietly breathe and see if your kiddos have any stories to tell you 🙂