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Friday, 7 August 2009

Motherhood means...No.15


Motherhood means...

...that performing a "walking meditation" now involves dragging a child in a brightly-coloured blow-up dinghy back and forth in the shallows of a lake - back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, light glinting on the water, back and forth, back and forth, breeze in my hair, back and forth, back and forth...

Concentration, mindfulness, tranquility and insight may all be achieved in this fashion - until you hit a rock and the child swaps floating for flying, that is.

Ah well, maybe the concentration-mindfulness-tranquility-and-insight will have to keep until they're a little older.



11 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

Just keep repeating the mantre: "No, no, no, no..."

Chairman Bill said...

Mantra - not mantre

ladyfi said...

I know I'm not supposed to laugh.. but I can't help it!

Hope the flying kid was OK.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the delights of motherhood. Put it away until they can do it for themselves or hand the job over to daddy.

KatyB said...

Don't give up, meditation is exactly what a harrassed mother needs most!

Louise said...

LadyFi--laugh all you like, it's good to hear you!

Louise said...

Chairman Bill : I think No, no, no is my 3-year-old's mantra...

Louise said...

PS Kid sustained minor grazes (sandy bottom, 6 inches of water) - plus a serious dent in his faith in Mama's navigation skills.

GutsyWriter said...

Did he laugh or cry? Good thing no serious injuries. Hope you had enough time to meditate.

Louise said...

He blew a lot of bubbles...

Warren Baldwin said...

This is cute. I'll be back to read some of the other Motherhood posts.

Thank you! I will certainly have the publicist include you in the press release. And I appreciate it greatly! wb

Friday, 7 August 2009

Motherhood means...No.15


Motherhood means...

...that performing a "walking meditation" now involves dragging a child in a brightly-coloured blow-up dinghy back and forth in the shallows of a lake - back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, light glinting on the water, back and forth, back and forth, breeze in my hair, back and forth, back and forth...

Concentration, mindfulness, tranquility and insight may all be achieved in this fashion - until you hit a rock and the child swaps floating for flying, that is.

Ah well, maybe the concentration-mindfulness-tranquility-and-insight will have to keep until they're a little older.



11 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

Just keep repeating the mantre: "No, no, no, no..."

Chairman Bill said...

Mantra - not mantre

ladyfi said...

I know I'm not supposed to laugh.. but I can't help it!

Hope the flying kid was OK.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the delights of motherhood. Put it away until they can do it for themselves or hand the job over to daddy.

KatyB said...

Don't give up, meditation is exactly what a harrassed mother needs most!

Louise said...

LadyFi--laugh all you like, it's good to hear you!

Louise said...

Chairman Bill : I think No, no, no is my 3-year-old's mantra...

Louise said...

PS Kid sustained minor grazes (sandy bottom, 6 inches of water) - plus a serious dent in his faith in Mama's navigation skills.

GutsyWriter said...

Did he laugh or cry? Good thing no serious injuries. Hope you had enough time to meditate.

Louise said...

He blew a lot of bubbles...

Warren Baldwin said...

This is cute. I'll be back to read some of the other Motherhood posts.

Thank you! I will certainly have the publicist include you in the press release. And I appreciate it greatly! wb