The other day in yoga, it felt like my shoulders might be finally opening up after almost 4 years of doing the practise (yes… I am persistent!) Could this be coincidence? Certainly there’s something to be said about doing something more or less consistently – it’s going to kick in at some point. As Left Brain* says – “even the blind squirrel finds the nut once in a while”…. Now before you wonder whether or not he’s still alive after uttering something so incredibly “sensitive” – there is some truth to it. But I think there’s something deeper here… (Yes – you are about to get a glimpse into some of my DEEP THOUGHTS – she said in a thundering, low voice….)
My boys have finally finished high school. Holy crap! That time flew by! As other parents of teenagers know, there is an undercurrent of stress, anxiety and worry during this time – it’s all Drugs, Sex & Rock ‘n Roll!!! It was a lot more fun when we went through it, wasn’t it? And our kids aren’t exactly reinventing the wheel – even though I was advised once to admit to NOTHING that I might have done (I’m lucky to be alive, frankly….) As a parent, it’s NO FUN AT ALL!!!! Brian and I basically curtailed most of our social outings the last 2 years our older son was in high school. We had to be around to see what was going on – and as an aside – the more you know your kids’ friends, the better (or worse) you’ll feel about how they’re spending their time while out of sight!
It’s also such a huge, scary and exciting time in their lives – they are trying to figure out where and if they want to continue their education – and I wanted to make sure that they had options to do what they wanted to do. This is not the time to be asleep at the wheel….
So maybe – that new found flexibility in my shoulders is a result of the burden that has been lifted. We’ve made it through the first 2 legs of a relay race – grade and high school. There’s at least 2 more legs in the relay – finishing university/college and then dealing with either further education (which seems likely in this economy) or employment in the real world!
I guess you could say – I feel like I’ve graduated from the kids’ table. I’ve made my way to the adults’ table – and it feels pretty good! Of course, to get to that table, I also have to prepare, shop, cook and clean up the mess at that table – but it’s all good….
* Left Brain (Brian) says I should include an explanation of this reference – I’ve attached a short YouTube video of Jeanne Robertson, a southern humorist (who is hilarious – honest!!)