|Meredith gets in on the painting action|
Spring break for the kids this week but hubby and I still had to work. They did come along with us early in the week for the KMHCA conference where I presented on self-care. This meant they had the chance to swim in the hotel pool. I remember how much fun it was to spend the night in a hotel as a kid. My parents used to do this with my sister and I as a way to combat the cold Iowa winters. As part of the conference, the Appalachian Play Therapy Center sponsored a Stress-Free Zone. I brought along all sorts of art supplies, simple games, blocks and there was even line dancing. My kids definitely enjoyed hanging out here and were so proud to be given their very own name tags. I found myself painting a beach scene out of watercolors. Perhaps I am really needing a break. Hearing about others I know who've gone to Florida isn't helping but I'm happy for them.
Of course, I think a great way to engage in self-care is through PLAY!
This last one I really had no idea what I wanted to do with my painted background. Just felt like incorporating the shapes which then reminded me of my son, the solar system lover.