I am simply unable to sit still! There, I said it! No, I don't have circulation issues, nor an attention deficit disorder. My limbs are simply making a futile attempt to catch up to the Cathy Freeman part of my body that is my overactive mind. Even whilst supposedly relaxing my brain is moving at speeds too dangerous for formula one drivers. And yes, I am usually a casualty of such brain hooning! I have tried yoga, staring at a candle, breathing in lavender oil but instead of a calm mind free of constant whizzing and whirring I end up with cramps in my deriérre, cross eyes and head spins!!
But when all seemed lost and I prepared myself for a giddy life with my roller coaster brain I found the antidote. It isn't packaged in the traditional bottle or blister pack and it doesn't need to be taken with water. It only has the rare side effects of the odd sleepness night and one's language occasionally slipping into incoherent babble. Its' healing powers on the other hand are too numerous to list. This wonder drug that has single handedly taught this hyperactive "to do" list gal to sit and be still is called Bijou. These days I stare for ages at impossibly dark eyelashes, I hold pudgy fingers and dawdle through the park, I read "Where is the Green Sheep" over and over and over, I squat down to wonder over the ants and where they are going in such a speedy fashion, I sit and breathe in my girl and all that is this remarkable time of my life. It will be over in the blink of an eye so I'm doing my darnedest to slow time.
When I uncovered these wee little wooden chairs I knew they would be perfect for tea parties, playing school and hair salon and all those other wondrous "slow" activities. They need a little t.l.c. but will come up a treat I'm sure.
Yes I have a basket full of washing, a mountain of ironing, oodles of sewing for Mathilda's Market etc.etc.etc but I'm going to crouch down with my poppet and finger through the fabric scrap box that she has just discovered and is thoroughly enjoying. And I'm going to do it slowly!
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