I love celebrating each season. Bringing a bit of what is happening outside into the home helps to purposefully mark and celebrate the year. Time passes far too quickly, more so as we get older it seems ;o)
By embracing the seasons and doing a little something to mark them within our homes, helps create a secure and loving place for our children. Let me explain. Childhood is all too fleeting. It is our safe place, memories created here are taken with us into adulthood. They become a source of strength and inspiration. I know because I feel that my childhood was wonderful. It was not free of troubles. Our family had its fair share of heartache, financial pressures and experiencing life’s turbulence’s. I was a small child when my father was often away fighting a war, my mum raising three small children on her own. So our life was not fee of troubles. What it was bathed in however, was unconditional love. As my parents loved us, nurtured us and protected us from life’s harsh realities, they gave us a carefree childhood.
For me now, as we raise our children, I remember how precious and (in hindsight) how fleeting childhood is. It is vital to give our children memories – happy, carefree, joyous memories. Everything we do creates memories for them to draw on later in life. So by planning in some small things to change a house into a home, I know that I am feathering the nest that will go with my children as they walk through life.
Here are a few of my August notes.
Perside’s Metor Shower
Tasha Tudor’s Birthday (28)
We certainly won’t do everything on this list, but it helps to get a feel for the season and to be more observant of what is going on around us. The crafts we will probably do as I like to set aside Fridays for the girls to get their hands dirty and try something new. I have one very arty crafty child and one that needs to be encouraged and introduced to new concepts. Crafty child will often take the project and run with it – creating other things within the theme. Reluctant child will often only do what I ask and no more – but at least she has tried her hand ;o)
My lists are ever changing, being added to etc. There are endless ways to make the seasons unique in your home and to your family. I hope you enjoy bringing a bit of daily celebration into your home.