(A facebook status from a friend, used with permission.)
I'm nearly done...
Saying 'no' will be high on my agenda for the next few weeks.
Not because I'm callous or being difficult... but simply because I need
to protect my own wellbeing and that of my little family.
'What do you mean?', you may ask...
What I mean is this: As it is, my kids and I operate on a system that has less tolerance for
change and 'being out of routine' than many people (think; school
structure gone out the window as regular learning makes way for
alternative end of school year activities, tidying up loose ends at work
before holiday break, extra activities such as concerts &
projects... transitioning to new places!!!).
We only have so much
space in our systems for socialising, and for being in crowds and
amongst lots of people (think; parties, end of year gatherings,
Christmas get-togethers, award ceremonies etc etc).
environment out in the 'busy' world at this time of year also puts extra
strain on our sensory systems (think; 'extra people shopping' noise,
flashing Christmas lights in shops and other places, different smells,
noise, did I mention noise???)
So please don't be disappointed if we
can't make it to something, or if we pass you quickly in the street, or
if we fall off the radar for a while... we are trying the best that we
can to make it through the next few weeks 'happy and healthy' and to
keep life as simple and routine as possible.
Love to all xo