Sunday, September 25, 2011

Free Stress Relief

There's no better time waster or anything quite as relaxing as nursing your grandchild to sleep in your arms. It's something that I didn't do a lot of with my own children, not because I didn't want to but simply because you don't want to get them to used to being rocked to sleep and also when they finally went to sleep you always had a million and one things to do.

When it's a grandchild though you only have them for a short while, so the other tasks can wait till later and you can't spoil them by cuddling them to sleep once in a while. I had my little man for the night last night and before he went to bed and this morning I've spent a great deal of time doing very little other than relaxing with him cuddled up in my arms.

So my exhausted and stressed little self needed no money spent, no miraculous cures. I just needed to spend some time doing nothing but cuddling a sweet little man. Mothers don't get the same benefits, it's simply not the same when it's your own baby. Being a nani rocks, you get the stress relief benefits and then you hand them back - I recommend it to everyone (not that anyone has control over when it happens).


....... and smiling
The first part of this post above, I wrote this morning. The organised part of me had it ready to go for tonight and I had a list of things that I needed to accomplish this afternoon because I'm hopeless at relaxing. So after enjoying the time with my little man I was planning to run around like a fiend and get everything done. My body obviously had other ideas because I've been asleep with a migraine most of the afternoon instead. 

I've just spoken to my brother on the phone and he gave me a nice lecture on why I haven't been to the chiropractor lately. I normally go fortnightly because my neck and back are pretty bad and also are where I carry most of my stress. Yes, thank you for the advice little brother - I've been too busy at work and not taking care of 'me', but I will take myself to the chiro this week.

Next weekend is a long weekend in Adelaide (Australian Labour Day holiday for all my overseas friends) and I plan on having some 'me' time. See I'm a hopeless case - I even plan my relaxation. That's one of my challenges on my 101 in 1001 list - too be more spontaneous, it's going to take some work.

Anyway, I hope you're having (or have had) a relaxing weekend.

Cheers, Fi

Only in spontaneity can we be who we truly are ~ John McLaughlin


  1. OH why -- these photos are priceless. What a handsome little guy!

    Glad he inspired you to take care of you.

  2. You are blessed with a beautiful grandson... congratulations and enjoy!

  3. Hi Fi,

    Reading you is such a pleasure, thanks for your lovely comment on my S6W last time.
    Will love to be a nanny when time will come. I'm working on having my first kid right now.
    Love this picture.



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