So instead we are enjoying a "staycation". That is, we are staying home and enjoying doing day and half day trips. Waking up in the morning, sussing out the weather and then just deciding on what to do.
- Visited Southbank
- Enjoyed a trip to the Science Centre
- Gone to the beach
- Tried Rock Climbing
- Walked/Scooted from Kangaroo Point to Southbank (and back again)
- Visited the local pool
- Watched the 9pm fireworks with both kids - I know, how amazing, lol.
Slowing down and enjoying that we have no "need" to "do" anything. Slowing down for a time is so important. No just for grown ups, but for the little people in our lives too. They also need time to recharge and just "be". Down-time as such.
Our kids want us.
Us to play with them - not tell them "in a minute".
But it is so important to these little people.
I am grateful that over the past three weeks (yes even including Christmas) we, as a family, have had time to relax, slow down and be together.
To stop and read books, have backyard picnics. We have played board games, backyard cricket, fairy memory match and UNO. Watched the cricket, probably watched way too much tv in general.
But we are on holidays and like all good things, this time will be over soon, and the rush will set in.
So for now, I am grateful for staycations, reading and the slow, lazy days of holidays.
Linking up with Maxabella over at Village Voices for 52 Weeks of Grateful.