Tuesday, September 7, 2010

School Yard Games

Four Square anyone?
We're so fast, we're blurry!

After soccer Mai and I hit the playground for a little fun. We tried to play tether ball but she's just too short, so I'll have to get Steve down there with me some time this week.

It was the kids first day at school and they both loved it. Mai said it was like "sitting in a rainbow". Now if that's not a good day, I don't know what is.

So, for our first day of two kids in full time school, those 6 hours sure flew by. I definitely didn't get as much done as I thought I would. Guess I need to get into a routine.

Tina at Faith, Fitness, Fun had us working on perspective today. She posted a favorite quote of mine: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin
I had a perspective wake up call in the last few weeks. I had, unfortunately, been comparing something in my own life to some friends lives- two in particular. I started wishing this and thinking that and wondering why...on and on it went....until I actually spent some in-depth time with them both and learned that my perception of their situations was completely off...and therefore my comparisons of their life and my own were also skewed. It was a huge lesson in remembering that we never know the whole story and that we need to live our own lives - not based on the perception we have of how others live, but based on what's in front of us...our own truth.

1 comment:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

four square, hopscotch and tetherball are teh best playground games!!

Tina's challenge has really been great for introspection