Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea.
Slow down mummy, come and spend some time with me.
Slow down mummy, let’s put our boots on and go out for a walk,
let’s kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me a while.
Slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
slow down mummy, let’s have some fun, let’s bake a cake!
Slow down mummy I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, its nice when you just stop.
Sit with us a minute,
& listen to our day,
spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood is not here to stay! x
Poem by Rebekah Knight
Multi-tasking takes on a whole new level after the kids came along. I can’t remember when was the last time I could truly do something leisurely.
When we travel without the kids, we make sure we are away the shortest duration possible and end up rushing to get everything we set out to do/get within limited time.
On busy weekends, I would be trying to get everyone to get on with the programme.
While waiting for the cub to be done with class, I would be catching up on personal / work stuff or planning the family’s activities ahead.
Even when I’m alone, I would be rushing all over the place to get errands done.
There is NEVER a moment I’m doing just one thing or thinking about just one thing. On my official first half-day off, I had to keep reminding myself to walk slower and stop feeling that I have a million and one things to do.
It’s going to take awhile to break the habit. But I’m liking that I can take things slower on my weekends now.