The storm is blowing in cool, fresh air this afternoon through our back porch. It’s my favorite place to spend solitude during nap time (unless it’s stifling hot, and even then the sprawling tree shades and protects).
Today I actually met my ideal of getting all the little ones down for naps at the same time. I’ve been learning from Leo Babauta (over at Zen Habits, and his new book “Letting Go”) about letting go of frustrating ideals. When I don’t get any solitude in the afternoon, I get cranky and unpleasant. While I’d like to guarantee that I ALWAYS get my quiet, it is better for me to learn to