Well, it’s almost 9pm PST and I thought I had my girls in bed.Â Except my oldest just came in looking for another stuffed animal.Â When I tucked her in she already had two.Â And here I was thinking I had a few uninterrupted moments to write and post my blog.Â Ha!
Since it is summer and kids are on break I have done very little toward building my business.Â I’m still in school working on my credential – but just barely.Â Â I’m actually playing this summer.Â Various tripsÂ with my husband, daily adventures withone or both of my daughters, time alone exploring the nooks and crannies of San Diego.Â It’s been great!
Today I took my daughter and two of her friends to the beach and as I stood along the break wathching the girls frolic I commented to another mother (also on guard) that when I was a kid I never understood why the adults didn’t want to get wet.Â We chucked knowingly but, with-in an hour we were both in the waves playing with our girls.Â
Eva has been in swimming lessons since she was an infant and is now on a swim team.Â Seeing her joy and confidence in this churning, frothy surf was a perfect Mommy moment.Â I can imagine it’s what parents of adult children feel as their offspring confidently maneuver adulthood.
Last week we went to the San Diego County Fair.Â I got such a kick out of watching our two-year-old fearlessly riding rides.Â Â I marveled at how different our girls are – the older one wouldn’t even attempt such rides until she was almost four-years-old.Â They had a great time together and I enjoyed it all….the tantrums, the heat, the noise, the too-full feeling from all the junk all because I got to be with my family.
And, on the 4th of July this same fearless two-year-old, upon hearing and seeing the start of the fireworks display, ran to her shoes, sat down, pulling them on saying, “Shoes on, Go car” in a mantra.Â She finally, reluctantly, sat in my lap with a blanket pulled over her head willing the fireworks to stop.Â When we ask her about the fireworks she says, “I scared.”Â How sweet is that?Â Two-years-old and already identifying emotions (something I learned to do in my 20′s).
So, I have nothing to report regarding my coaching business but I could go on and on regrading family business.Â When the weather changes (which in San Diego requires careful observation) I’ll get back to the business of building a business.Â
Here’s wising you all the joys of summer.
Kim Woodworth, M.A, is a Parent Coach working specifically with parents and the unique issues they face. Do you want to have more energy for yourself, your spouse, and your children; and to experience fulfillment in your role as a parent? Contact Kim to discuss the possibilities. http://www.ourcasa.com/Â