|Watching the Caterpillar|
Last week our four oldest children went to Hobart for a day trip. They left early in the morning and returned home after midnight. They had a very enjoyable day even though it consisted of over 7 hours of travel.
|The Caterpillar Corbyn found|
Not much really!
We spent time outside together, we read books, played games and watched a movie or two.
|Making earrings for their princess dresses|
I was astounded at how quiet it was and still can't comprehend it really. I would have thought that if the little ones were gone it would be quiet but with the older ones I thought it would not make much difference.
The whole day was so peaceful and quiet, a sense of stillness permeated our home.
When I mentioned this to Kynan he said he was not surprised as the older ones have the computers on and use their I-phones. I am contemplating this and wondering is it this electronic media that causes not so much 'noise' as I thought it was but a sense of dislocation within the family circle.
When our all our children were little the role of the computer and screens was even less than it is now. Even though we monitor this we still are more screen dependent in our home than before.
We have blogs, Facebook, the ability to look up things on the computer and I wonder if this is the 'loudness or busyness' I sense missing in our home with the more screen dependent children gone.
Something I need to ponder as we look forward to a new routine as we are nearing the end of these Summer holidays and look at starting our 'school year!'
Blessings to you and your homes,