Unexpected bird watching and a lesson in business....

Do you know when packing a bag to go bird watching what the essential list items to take are? You do know? What about if you're a nearly four year old, would that change your list? Well Cohen's essential list (mind you I should say suggested list which we had to edit down) yesterday included:


Do you also know what one of the essential activities to do when bird watching as a family is to do? Yep that's right run around in circles! Ah ha, it's true Cohen, told me. Yesterday we had a day of work planned in our garage with more market preparations and the Ben with his head down in wood work. But when Cohen started to orchestrate the morning in the most comical of fashions we had to say to ourselves we will work harder another day and let our little Master direct a morning outing.


We ended up at Mount Tamborine for a walk to Curtis Falls. We heard lots of birds and only saw a few, they were quick so we didn't get much of a chance to snap any pics. But that's why a sketchbook and pencils come in handy.


The take away lesson from the weekend :: 

It's all well and good to be working hard on projects, but it's important to take a break, step away and make time for the important things and people in your life. It's a tricky balance being a stay at home mum, trying to carve a balance between family and business. What I've learnt some time back, and continue to learn is that balance and time is always changing with my child's needs and development. Don't be hard on yourself, just keep re-accessing and changing your goal posts things don't have to be set in stone. With a young family things really should be fluid and forever changing.

I hope everyone had a a sweet weekend with comical childlike moments.

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My Vintage Childhood: Unexpected bird watching and a lesson in business....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Unexpected bird watching and a lesson in business....

Do you know when packing a bag to go bird watching what the essential list items to take are? You do know? What about if you're a nearly four year old, would that change your list? Well Cohen's essential list (mind you I should say suggested list which we had to edit down) yesterday included:

  • Skipping rope, because that's what you do when bird watching right?
  • Full body, voice animated Buzz Lightyear costume with inflatable wings, essential I would say wouldn't you? I'll let you conjure up the mental image of inflatable wings and the attempted effort of said child to put into small backpack.
  • Binoculars, now where getting somewhere with this sensible inclusion!
  • Change of clothes in case we get wet......umm ok where are these birds we're going to watch?
  • Pencils and sketch book, makes sense you might want to document your adventure.

Do you also know what one of the essential activities to do when bird watching as a family is to do? Yep that's right run around in circles! Ah ha, it's true Cohen, told me. Yesterday we had a day of work planned in our garage with more market preparations and the Ben with his head down in wood work. But when Cohen started to orchestrate the morning in the most comical of fashions we had to say to ourselves we will work harder another day and let our little Master direct a morning outing.


We ended up at Mount Tamborine for a walk to Curtis Falls. We heard lots of birds and only saw a few, they were quick so we didn't get much of a chance to snap any pics. But that's why a sketchbook and pencils come in handy.


The take away lesson from the weekend :: 

It's all well and good to be working hard on projects, but it's important to take a break, step away and make time for the important things and people in your life. It's a tricky balance being a stay at home mum, trying to carve a balance between family and business. What I've learnt some time back, and continue to learn is that balance and time is always changing with my child's needs and development. Don't be hard on yourself, just keep re-accessing and changing your goal posts things don't have to be set in stone. With a young family things really should be fluid and forever changing.

I hope everyone had a a sweet weekend with comical childlike moments.

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2 Comments:

At March 25, 2013 at 1:32 PM , Blogger Me said...

What a beautiful post and a great attitude to have Trudie !!!
So glad you all had such a good time - memories are made of days like this.
Have the best week !
Me

 
At March 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

What a gorgeous weekend it seems you have had! I have been wanting to make a trip to Mt Tambourine ever since I moved here... Will have to d it soon! Love your little man's bird watching essentials ;)

 

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