The lovely latest from Phoebe at Tremendously Two:
When I’m writing I try to keep parental-smugness to a minimum – I’m certainly always up for sharing my parenting faux pas (of which there are bucket loads of), much more than I am for disclosing my ‘perfect parenting’ moments (which can be fairly fleeting). But even I have to admit that a little Springtime sunshine does make good parenting easy – or easier at least!
I don’t think it’s merely Vitamin D that the sunshine offers, but Vitamin Happiness, Vitamin Energy and Vitamin Can I be bothered? YES I CAN! Whilst most of the winter I spend my time putting off errands and ventures out – in the sunshine I’ll actually invent items needed to be purchased, “hmmm, running a bit low on tuna – best get some in”, “do we really not have any mustard powder? Let’s walk to the shop, just on the off chance….”
And being more energetic seems to have a perpetuating effect; it’s the most bizarre of phenomena, but the more we spend energy – the more we get in return. On the days when I’ve been to the gym or for a run, you’re much more likely to see me pelting down the road, chasing my kids on scooters later, and in the same way, getting ‘out there’ in the sunshine makes me want to walk more, play more and actually smile more!
So I hope you’re all enjoying this sunshine and poppies vibe of the moment – you know by June we’ll be back in our duffel coats, but at this time of year, just keep the blissful ignorance about the inevitable suspect summer alive!
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