Throwback to Big Bird


When I finally got to shower this afternoon, I kept thinking about the tiny Golden book I enjoyed reading to the kids when they were little. It was called Big Bird’s Busy Day and it went through a day in the life of one of Sesame Street’s main characters, depicting Big Bird’s important activities.

With all of the activities today, I felt like Big Bird myself. After getting the kids off to school, I went grocery shopping and then came home and made both a homemade dessert-baked chocolate zucchini bread and dinner-my favorite Alton Brown’s Mac n’ Cheese recipe. I ironed a shirt in preparation for Child #2’s honor roll ceremony and hoped he would get time to do his homework between guitar and orthodontist appointments. I was thankful that Child #1 got a ride home from her track meet.

Akin to Big Bird’s “Quiet Time,” I am so very grateful I was able to get a walk and meditation in this morning. My centering activities fuel me so that I can be fully engaged and stay calm throughout the hustle and bustle of the day. More importantly, I am thankful and so very proud of my children for being able to juggle all of their activities with accomplished gusto, especially when an unexpected event gets added to the mix.

About Lynne

I am a wife, mother of two and a memoirist. I recently received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Albertus Magnus College. I am a suicide prevention crisis counselor and volunteer coordinator for a non-profit with a mission to ending domestic violence. Pleasantly Settled was created to blog musings and observations from Pleasanton, California after I moved here with my family from Connecticut in 2012.
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