I discovered when I return home to visit my Mother for an extended time that I revert to my ten-year old self. In the past week I have gotten accustomed to my Mother making my coffee, baking my favorite treats, and the biggest perk is a late night trip to the dairy bar for ice cream with sprinkles.
I also enjoy my quiet time and relish my morning walks. It was on my last walk I returned home over an hour late and was reminded as I entered the house.
“Where were you?”
“I was on my walk.”
“You were supposed to be back over an hour ago!”
“Well! I took the back trail of the cove and forgot how long it would take me.”
“Don’t you realize there are bears on that trail?”
“Yes! Yes! I do! But luckily for me I didn’t see one!”
“Well! You should know better next time!”
“I do know better!”
I then stomp off red-faced with my coffee and hop into the shower to cool off.
It is at that moment I revert from being a calm adult to an exasperated ten-year being told what to do, where I should go, and what time I am expected to be home. At those moments I take a deep breath realizing parents will always worry about their children regardless of age. It’s just a fact of life that I will always be her ten-year old kid!
Do your parents ever make you feel like you are ten?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga