Namaste

Last night, Mack drove down to have dinner with us.  Normally, if she is over, her boyfriend joins us, but this time he chose not to.  (He is a touch of a bit picky in what he eats, (mostly because his mom is reportedly not a very good cook, Mack says) and I think this was the reason.  Mack picked the meal, so not my fault.  I usually try to accommodate.)

To say I needed this time with my husband and girls, is an understatement of epic proportions.  I needed the comic relief of Mack and Mea fighting, Mea showing off for her sister, and some time alone with my big girl.  I cannot wait for August to come so that she can move back home from Yellow State City.  I am not thrilled that she is stopping school with just her Associates Degree, but I will live.  I will be ever so happy when she is back in our city.  (She and the boyfriend plan on getting an apartment together here when her lease is up.   He still lives at home with his Mom, and they are both saving like crazy.)

After dinner, Mea was doing her usual Mea Show.  Being silly, dancing and prancing around, just goofing off.  Then she centered herself in the middle of the room, to show us what she learned in gym yesterday.

She plopped herself down on the floor, sat “criss-cross apple sauce” and put her little hands together, bowed her head, and sighed a big, loud, “Namaste!”

Yoga!

They are doing yoga in gym!  Now this would have been something that I could have done as a kid.  Why on earth did they not teach yoga when I was in elementary school?  Instead of being embarrassed by not being able to run fast, (asthma) not being able to do a stupid pull up (spaghetti arms), not being able to climb the stupid rope (spaghetti arms, again), not having enough coordination to do the “fun” things they tortured us with like tinikling, and square dancing, and gymnastics, these all meant that gym was an hour of pure hell for me as a kid.

Namaste

Namaste

Then she just got downright silly.  Apparently, they watch a video in gym to lead them through their stretches and poses.  My husband found the same video online, and she was in heaven.  Downward dogging, butterfly winging, and shark flipping abounded.  (I think they may have changed a few names of the poses for the kids.)

Posing

Posing

I do think I might need to buy her a yoga mat.  The hardwood floors are not kind to ones back or belly when you are rolling around on the floor trying to get centered.

 

Again, thanks for putting up with my venting, anger, crying and sadness.  I am taking each day as they come, some are better than others.  The last two days were about the worst I have had in the last month of going through all of this.  I never would have thought that any of this would happen.  I think I had been in that little la-la land where I just assumed my parents were going to live forever.  With my parents being 63 and almost 72, this probably was a little bit delusional of me, but until you are faced with a serious disease, or illness of this magnitude, I just don’t think there is anything that can prepare you for it.  They have always been healthy, active, they eat right, and exercise.  So thank you.  Each and every one of you who reads, replies, tweets, or is sending me thoughts.  I can’t tell you how much it means to me.

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5 Comments on “Namaste”

  1. Monika says:

    Perhaps you and Mea should do yoga together. It would be a great bonding experience for the two of you, and it might just help give you some peace about this whole yucky situation.

    I think about and pray for you and your family daily. ❤ *hugs*

  2. How cool that Mea was able to rock out with the yoga video at home! What joy!!

    And yeah – decades later, I still am a little anxious remembering square dancing in gym class…

  3. Jen says:

    E and I do yoga together. I bought us mats (and blocks and straps because I’m just not that flexible) at Target. Plus a DVD. We try to do it at least once a week, but it does slip when the schedule gets hectic. She loves that we do this together and especially loves that she is better at it than me. It’s part of what she calls the “exercise club”. Maybe you could do something similar?

    • Kelly says:

      I was looking at stuff online today just for this purpose. Do you have a suggestion for the DVD?

      • Jen says:

        I like Rodney Yee, he has several videos that are great. I bought one that has 4 different workouts on them (am and pm) so some are for relaxing, some are for getting energized. I also would recommend a beginners because they will have modifications which use blocks and straps and such. This has been particularly helpful for E to get into poses and makes it fun for her. I find the modifications helpful too since I’m not so much flexible.


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