It’s only the second week of It’s The Little Things, and I’m already amazed at how much preparing for this post has made me slow down and notice things. The reason slow is my focus word for the year, is my complete lack of patience and inability to stop filling my days with to do lists. I’m the queen of multi-tasking, never really fully giving my attention to one single thing. Going slow has to be a conscious decision for me, I have to really work hard at it. Having this post to write every week, helps me focus, and forces me to pay attention to the little things.
A Little Solidarity
As a family, we joined millions of women and men around the world marching for the protection of women’s rights. It was very important to me, not only as a feminist, but as a mother, to stand up and fight for the future we will make for our children. My little town in the north of England turned out an amazing 1500 marchers. I was so proud to be a part of it.
A Little Family Time
Nana has come to stay and Bee is loving all of the attention. Just having that extra adult in the house makes things a little bit easier, especially when wrangling a teething toddler. It’s been lovely for me to have a bit more breathing space. To just sit and watch Bee laughing and playing with her Nana.
A Little Patience
For a long time, Bee has been rather un-adventurous with her exploration of some of the more out-of-bounds areas of the house. Not anymore. I think we’ve done pretty well to get to 18 months without having to put any locks on the kitchen cupboards. This week Bee has been into everything. But I remembered an article I’d read by Patricia at White Camellias. One of her top tips for being a patient parent was stopping and taking a photograph. So that’s what I did. And you know what, it actually works.