Finding shapes in the clouds was one of my favorite things to do when I was little. It’s something that I don’t take time to do anymore. It’s hard to slow down sometimes. My biggest struggle is that as a self-employed entrepreneur I’m always working. I always have something I can be doing and if I’m not in the studio, I’m working on my computer or phone.
It became apparent to me that this was a problem when my son made a comment about how I was always on my phone or computer. I knew he was right. I made a promise to myself that I would put the technology away when he was home from school in the evenings. My time would be quality time with him.
One of his favorite things to do is jump on the trampoline. I love the trampoline too because it completely wears him out. However, I have quit jumping on the trampoline. It seems my back wants to go into complete spasm after jumping for awhile. Its not use to being jolted around like that.
I found a nice compromise. I set a hammock up in the back yard. I put it near the trampoline so I could watch him. Most of the time this is enough for him; just having me present. While he played and jumped, I kicked off my shoes, laid in the hammock and watched the clouds. I found a dragon breathing fire and various other objects. At one point my son even jumped in the hammock with me and we pointed out shapes together. Sometimes the smallest things can make a whole world of difference.