Yes, I kow the calendar says it is January. But the weather says Spring; no questions. The camellias are in full flower and trees are starting to bloom. I imagine the azalea won’t be far behind. The air is warm and sweet. As much as I think I miss snow . . . it is hard to argue with this.
Yesterday the children and I spent much of the day outside. I pushed them on the swings, we played in the garden, I read a magazine while they played in the playhouse. A little yellow butterfly, one that has made several apperances in recent days, danced around the yard for a very long time. We are pretty sure it is really a fairy trying to get in to the fairy door on our tree.
The first few weeks of a new school term are always a bit hard for me. Getting back into a routine is a good thing . . . but I find it so painful to walk out that door in the mornings. I wish every day could be spent chasing fairies in the back yard! I just need to remind myself how lucky I am to step between two worlds – both working mother and stay-at-home mother. And while it sometimes makes it feel like I am not fully a part of either world, I know it is absolutely the best situation to be in right now.
I have to work today. But we can chase fairies again tomorrow.