It’s Monday and life is picking up right where I left off – homeschooling, emails, dishes, laundry. While Refresh is intended to refresh the parents who come, I’m not sure that the same is true for the speakers and all of the people who make it happen; I have a conference hangover! I take full responsibility for the headache which is the result of not getting enough sleep, but I wanted to have as much time as possible with Isaiah and our friends.
I have lots to write about and things I want to share from my talk and workshop. Today, however, I am reduced to the simple thought that I need a new rocking chair. The “ugly chair” finally fell apart and is sitting in the garage awaiting the dump or possibly a trip to a college student’s apartment. Once we got it out of the family room and replaced it with a chair that had been in the living room, the space looked so nice. But after a week or so, we all realized how much we miss having a big, comfy rocker.
Rocking our children is therapeutic for them, and for us. The rhythm of rocking, the closeness, and time spent together, are all very calming and promote attachment. The little boys loved to be rocked and even our girls who are tweens/teens, will rock with us. They might not want to sit on our laps, but we can squeeze in side-by-side if the seat is wide enough.
I’m in search of a new chair and hope to find one that is just right for rocking my children and filling their hearts with love.
How about you? Do you use rocking to promote attachment?
Have a great Monday, friends.