Just read this blog post and thought I would share it with you – So How Busy Are You Really?
People always ask us what we miss about living in North America, and what we like about living in Haiti. That post hit the nail on the head with one thing I love about being here in Haiti. I’ve really realized since living here how easy it is to get stuck in that trap and then you flop into bed at night wondering why you’re doing all of it, or at least I did. I have also never figured out the need to cram children into multiple after-school activities, often on the same day. Just never got it. When I was a kid I did figure skating and AWANA. And then I spent the rest of my time playing outside, or in, with other neighborhood kids. And I grew up to be a socially capable, intelligent (at least I think so) person. And I went to college. And I know what to do when I have unplanned free time. Don’t mean to offend anyone, just sharing my thoughts. I just don’t understand why people want to be running from activity to activity at the expense of family time and calmness. Maybe that’s just me though.
My thoughts from Haiti this morning.