My children often play in the backyard tree, and so I invested, bit by bit, in making it a little special. There’s wisdom in choosing to invest in the areas where my children already play. However, by the same token, I haven’t made a big deal of it. I didn’t declare, “We WILL decorate this tree. This is the one!” Nor did I decide in advance to set this activity for the kids. It’s more about acknowledging and recognising something that is already there and then being open to the right moment to invest in that something. It’s how I’ve learned to live my life with the children: capturing and valuing the moments AS we live them.
Below are the posts about adding a bit of magic to our backyard tree.