Wednesday, August 07, 2013

take a dip

Sometimes I believe with all the logistics of managing a household and balancing work and play, that the play part can be easily forgotten.

I have to admit that I sometimes forget that my kids are kids, and that they too have their own personal anxieties ...little "worries" that may seem minuscule on the grand scheme of things to adults, but are real and large to little ones.  Worries like thinking friends will forget them because they haven't seen each other since the end of school...or getting braces before they go back.  Despite all the thrilling summer activities, children too, need some balance from all the noise...a little quiet time to reflect.  

No matter how difficult it is to watch them during their brief moments of anxiety, as a parent I need to remind myself to just let them ride the big waves, and to reassure that a few months from now, their "worries" will just be small ripples in the water.

We continued our summer's "no-schedule" schedule, and just let the sunshine guide us to the calming water...and let it determine if we'll take a huge courageous dive off the pier....

...or just calmly wade in the water.

Drawn to the water for most of our family getaway, we were finally able to get some much needed rest and relaxation, to have fun diving or surfing the waves...or just reflecting on moments of peace and quiet as we dipped our toes in the water.

Easy Fruit Dip

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Strawberry Banana yogurt (or any flavour of your choosing)
  • In a medium bowl, gently mix the whipped topping and yogurt until just blended.
  • Chill in the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

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