Rock Star seems to have a connectedness to nature that often leaves me in awe. He is highly protective of animals, bugs, trees, flowers and yes even weeds. He is currently reading books and learning things about space that is all new to me and he continues to be a sponge. Every once in a while he speaks of things that show me how united with the natural world he really is. The other night as I was putting him to bed and telling him all the usual bedtime things he ask me to stop talking and just be quite because Nature was singing him a lullaby. As I snuggled with him I heard crickets and trees rustling, but the next morning he shared he also heard the bunnies falling asleep in their grass nests, the baby birds curling under their mama’s feathers and the worms crawling down into the dirt. I believe him.
This morning he woke up and told me a story about how he woke up last night when he knew the storm was coming (we had a monster last night!) and he heard a baby bird that was about to fall out of its nest in the neighbors tree. So, he went over there and tried to catch the baby bird as it fell from the tree but he couldn’t do it because it started raining too hard. He ended the story by saying, “Mom I hate to tell you this because it is very sad but the baby bird died. I am so sorry.” I of course told him that sounded like a bad dream, and not to worry that I am sure the birds were fine. We went about our morning.
About an hour later, we walked into the driveway and our little neighbor friend came over and shared there was a dead baby bird in their driveway that had fallen out of its nest last night. Rock Stars response? “Yeah, I know. Pretty sad huh?” He proceeded to tell his friend the story of his previous night’s adventure.
I can’t wait to see the rest of my sons’ life; it is going to be amazing.
Monday, June 14, 2010
An Unexplained Connectedness
I am a free spirit, growing in my creative desires. I write, read, sew, knit, craft and garden. I am striving to live a more natural life everyday for Mother Earth but mostly for the health and well being of my children. I am above all committed to my family, my hilarious husband and life partner of 15 years makes sure I laugh every day. We cloth diaper, babywear, share sleep, and generally live a child led existence. I am strongly against the idea that children must be socialized but believe vehemently in the idea that children need their parents close and always - until. Until they are ready to leave and explore. Lest you think my life is too tranquil and nothing but sitting and reading books while children play with handmade toys; I spend the better part of my days wiping noses and butts, cooking, cleaning, cooking and cleaning some more, figuring out where that (insert any bizarre item you can think of here) came from, and explaining why Mama needs a TO and nap. Above all, I am human. I fail myself and family everyday and every day I am committed to give tomorrow another shot. Because after all, tomorrow will provide another opportunity to smile and laugh!
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