Camille finished her final performance of Music Man, Jr. this weekend, and it was so much fun for her. The cast got a standing ovation and she couldn't be prouder. However, after 6 nights out of 7 of performances (including tech night), I think she's a bit relieved its over, I know I am.
Life has actually been quite good. I've been getting help in the garden :)
The girls are constantly busy learning and playing and sharing and struggling and eating and laughing and ...
We went to a farm party a couple of nights ago at our friends' cranberry bog. There was swimming and music-playing, yummy food, campfire, tents, floating lanterns, a trapeze, the northern lights, singing bullfrogs, and great company.
Even with all of this goodness going on, I still have to recognize when I've just hit my limit of 'holding up'. The constancy of being present and available to nurture and care for multiple beings even in a joyful life can be overwhelming at times.
So, instead of cleaning this messy house and making a nice dinner, I spent two hours playing in the hose and running around with my girls in the yard. It was sooooo much fun. We danced and laughed and leapt and encouraged each other. There were limbo contests under the stream of water, leaping contests over the stream of water. We took turns going through a 'car wash'. I started out grumpy and teary, but it was transforming. We cooled off and refreshed and recharged.
It was a reconnection and a joy.
(oooh, Camille just brought me a berry banana soymilk smoothie that she made :)
What do you do when you're feeling burnt out, but can't just immediately take a break from it all?