After ten days on the road with out any kind of rhythm the girls are beside themselves. I think they are doing amazing with the circumstances given but they need their rhythm to be at peace with themselves. K more than anyone. She thrives best with a rhythm she knows she can count on. Rudolf Steiner stressed the importance of rhythm as the “carrier of life.” I can truly see the need in my girls. Little ones need familiarity and predictability. If they always know what to expect they therefor experience a sense of order and security in their lives.
It has only been a few days but it has been a bit of a struggle to get a new rhythm going. We can not completely fall back on our old tried and true routines because we do not have the means to. Although we are happy to have shelter, our current living situation is less than ideal. We are currently in a crammed, furnished, week to week rental apartment until we close on our house in October. Most of our belongings are in storage. So the simple things that K loves so much like baking day can not be done. But we do have our wet on wet painting supplies, the means to do circle time, beautiful nature around us, cleaning days, and our daily songs amongst other things to get us back on track. One day at a time a new rhythm is very slowly emerging.
We discovered that the more we are out of this apartment the better it seems to be. The girls need space so that they can just be. We decided to spend the weekend exploring on foot (no more car rides, please!)walking our dogs everywhere we could. Oregon truly is beautiful and has so much to offer!
A beautiful park by our apartment
Look, look! (Yes, she has an empty yogurt cup filled with nature finds in her hands)
The other day, K picked a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me from a hill down the road. K encountered her first snake in the wild there and was thrilled! He was scared by us and slithered into the bushes, but oh what a sight! We were told there are no poisonous snakes in Oregon (but we will research this, just to make sure.) so we look forward to showing K how to handle them.
We have her flowers in a bottle on our kitchen table.
We have more adventures to share,news on our future school and house, and I hope to be back with my WIP Wednesday posts this week. I am exhausted and need to get back to working on that rhythm! Have a great Monday!