Dew Drop chucked a massive tantrum because he wanted to come. The Minx got upset because Dew Drop was screaming and clearly
Thankfully the family kicked into action. Kids were whisked wither and dither and grand sleeping arrangements made. The stop at the ED was remarkably short; diagnosis? Otitis externa.
I found myself at 9pm, lathered in my own sweat, feeling very haranged. My head was cluttered. My thoughts on fast forward and rewind at the same time.
When the cool change finally approached after the long hot day, I ventured off to bed and lay awake for some time thinking. Unwinding. Health is about so much more than the food that you eat and the exercise that you do. Mental health is a critical factor. Sleep is important. Emotional support essential.
Your ability to cope with the unexpected is very much tied to your own state of mind. When you are fresh, you can do anything. After three weeks on the move, out of routine and out of sorts, everything seems hard.
I was ready to pull up stumps and head back to the big smoke last night. But today, after a dose of some bad reality television, a good Irish book and a little sleep, I have managed to find my fresh approach. The world seems a little brighter again.
The key for me is rest. Having a break from the responsibility of parenting. Clearing my headspace by having time to myself. I only need a snippet, but without it I suffer.
What will you do today to clear your headspace?