Today’s instruction: “Make a kit for an activity that normally wouldn’t need one.”
I’m calling this kit “Moment for Mama.”
You wouldn’t think a mere moment would require supplies. But even as my kids get older (the youngest is almost nine), I’m finding that peace of any duration requires a certain amount of orchestration.
A few well-placed provisions can be quite useful when the need and opportunity for solitude do present themselves:
- Keep candles everywhere.
- Stash a lighter at the back of the silverware drawer.
- Always have wine and chocolate on hand.
- Take time to create playlists suitable for various moods (frustration, thankfulness, exhaustion, defeat …).
- Stow a good book in a quiet place.
- Admit that there is only one quiet place. And if that’s where this kit needs to live, so be it.
Can you envision a time and place when someone might be able to use the “Moment for Mama” kit?