8am today we decided to have some fun. Break the monotony and add some laughter to an otherwise mundane Saturday morning. We pulled out our tent under the canopy of white and pink bougainvillea flowers. Threw in some cushions, laid out some chairs, Sparsh arranged for music while I managed breakfast and viola we were ready for our mini camp retreat.
Since I wanted some carrots for the rice vermicelli the children pulled out some fresh from out kitchen garden and helped me chop them too. Once done they headed out to water the plants with the water sprinkler.
Breakfast was served in the tent with a glass of milk for each. The rock and roll playing on the speaker was put on hold and instead they decided to enjoy their breakfast mindfully.
The chirping of the birds filled the ears,
While the cool breeze settled fears.
The body rested on the bed of grass,
The small little flys kept flying pass.
The humming bees did disturb at times,
Tingling the sound came from wind chimes.
The sun peeked through the mosquito net,
While the children wished for a dog to pet.
The leaves rustled in the back ground,
Making our garden the perfect playground.
The blue and red hue inside,
Coloured life with immense pride.
They had their food without noise,
What a blissful morning radiating joys.
Now, it was not easy to pull out the kids from the tent until I promised to make this happen again as often I can. Ready to start the day ahead they headed out with a happy smile 🙂
This is my attempt at teaching mindfulness to my kids. Taking baby steps now for a mindful tomorrow.
Have you also done something out of the box just for fun? Do share your story in the comments below.
Happiness and sunshine,