Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Journaling Time

I have always been a person that has journaled. I love it. It is totally different from blogging but meets my needs to get words OUT.

I started journaling when I was 12 and still have all of the pink diaries (with locks) to prove it! I like the quiet time. Since children, this blog has been more of an outlet than my journals. But I still cherish my time to sit with my notebook and just WRITE.

Each weekend when Wyeth naps, Seren has some quiet time for about 30 minutes (or longer) and then I go upstairs to get her. She is known to ask, "What is our special adventure today?" She clearly cherishes the alone time with me. And I do too.  While she used to take a "quiet break" for over an hour (since the day she turned 4), we replaced this with a shorter nap since November when we realized that in order to meet our own academic goals, we had to take on this learning thing head on.

Anyway, I digress. Our weekend adventures are anything from playing a card game, to running to target, to picking up pull ups at the grocery store. The key is that we do it together. And we have fun. I love her hand in mine.  It is a special time.

In early January, I had the bright idea of combining my two passions: journaling and time with my kid! So she and I both packed up our journals, our pens and headed to Dunkin Donuts. (OF COURSE!)

She loved it. I cherished it! We both had a blast. I managed to fill 3 whole pages of hopeful thoughts concerning the new year. She finished a whole page. She had one entry about 2011 and one story about 2012.

Her little face giddy with excitement just about made my proud momma heart burst.

This life thing? I like it.

1 comment:

Jessica Phillips-Silver said...


I started at 12 too, still have the journals too (have you read yours?), and still do it too. One for me, one for E.

Yay mama, for carrying on the tradition, and with your dunkin' munchkin.