I’m feeling a tad bit nostalgic this week and thought, for this week’s Love, Like & Loathe post, I’ll focus on the intangibles. Things that are so priceless that we often somehow take for granted.
I am going to miss this once the weather starts getting cold, wet and dreary – my regular beach runs. The weather has been lovely for my early morning or late evening runs by the beach and I enjoy the solace this simple act gives me each day. I haven’t been to the gym much because, why would I want to coop myself up when I can enjoy the gorgeous views and fresh air outside right?
Look at those views! Can you blame me for getting so addicted to these?
I was contemplating placing this under my Love list, but there are some things about it that I don’t particularly enjoy but HAVE to do, so it’s gone under my Like list instead. I’m talking about my relationship with my kids. Not my feelings for my kids. That is of course under “love” but I don’t need to explain myself.
Anyway… I think we’ve got a nice, comfortable and easy relationship. This is comparing to what I had with my own parents of course. My kids know that they can come to me with anything and everything that bugs them. Things they’d like to share and talk about. I’m that open, because I believe that it’s better coming from me, than from their friends rights? Or the Internet for that matter. Although, the Internet CAN sometimes provide a wealth of knowledge. We just need to weigh up what’s relevant and what isn’t.
The bits I don’t enjoy are questions relating to…sex. No, I’m not a prude, but having to explain about the birds and the bees…and in my case about the bloody condom was no easy feat! I’ve had to have an impromptu discussion, while we were having some after school snacks in the kitchen about what it is and how to use it. Yes, there was a demonstration involving a piece of tissue paper and a can of hairspray. Don’t ask me what or how – I did say it was an impromptu discussion and those were the items available in front of me at the time. Why didn’t anyone tell me that parenting does NOT get easier as they grow older??
These kids – my rock!
I do hope this easy and comfortable relationship continues as they grow older. It does get harder when they get to that stage where they don’t know if they CAN come to their parents for help. But I hope it will never come to that.
I was going to write about this thing that I absolutely loathe on this week’s Health & Lifestyle post but, honestly, I didn’t know where or how to start. It’s about the dreaded ‘M’ word. Menopause. Is it just me or do we not hear that discussed often enough? Sure we hear about the menstrual cycles, the pregnancies, the post-pregnancies and everything else in between. But when it comes to menopause, I have yet to see an honest and open discussion about that. I wonder why. I wonder if it’s because it’s considered a sad fact that our reproductive cycle is coming to an end? But I can’t see why it should be that way. We could make it a celebration of having gone through life as a woman and not as an end to a journey but a start to something greater beyond that? So next Wednesday, I’ll be writing about that, or more precisely about perimenopause; something I suspect I might be going through at the moment.
That’s it for this week’s Love, Like & Loathe post. What have you loved, liked and loathed this week? Something that is intangible.