What is appropriate and when?
I've been thinking a lot lately about Balance, Nurturing and Value.
The purchase of a stove top kettle and the waiting for the water to boil for a cup of Tea while it heats on the wood fire has me focusing on a moment, being in that moment and savouring the end result with more relish.
I have been considering my life balance, what adds Value and What doesn't.
My decision making was given a dramatic push today by an unpleasant ( to deal with ) overwhelming, seemingly inexplicable emotional display by my Daughter at School earlier resulting in the mother load of parent guilt and me questioning my own life choices.
Now my common sense tells me my Big girl does not regress to the level of Toddler age appropriate displays of emotional need if there are not some reason's behind it ... but what are they?
My common sense also tells me in some situations consequences are appropriate and so is walking away when your presence feeds or enables the behaviour ... but what are they?
Today was one of those Parenting situations you never envision your self in before you actually become a parent. One of those days when making the in the moment decisions was tough.