Lately I’ve been trying to make more time for what I think of as “ponytail activities”: those things, like baking, crafts, and gardening, that I tie my hair back for. The other morning, Child One commented on the fact that I’ve been doing a lot more cooking and gardening recently. Then he added, “And you seem happier these days.”
You know what? He’s right.
I knew that I missed these things. But I didn’t realize just how good they were for my soul—or for my kids.