Slowing childhood is becoming counter-cultural :: the new normal is to run, run, run with the flow of numerous activities and demanding schedules. Playful exploration for children is squeezed out by so much other.
May I be bold and share what could be one underlying concern?
I say this only because I’ve experienced it and fight against it as well. Fear.
That my children will be left behind, will not attain the skills needed for a pursuit, will be considered odd…etc, etc. Just recently my husband and I found ourselves quite subtly trapped into the mindset of this kind of fear when thinking through decisions for next year’s schooling schedule.
The pressure is real. And while I’m far from suggesting children not develop gifts and abilities — the pace at which those are experienced needs to be considered.
grace for today :: take it slowly :: gather the moments...