My house expands and contracts.
Remaining flexible may be a key to longevity. I had to give up my expectations of perfection the day I came home from Greenwich Hospital with twins, a two year old, and a four year old. A family of six, with any luck, expands to include cousins, friends,and teammates.And it’s a lot of noise, food, laughter and tears.
Then it contracts… they grow up, they go out, they are at school, they move.
As the main person at home, these patterns require quite a bit of flexibility and change. Often times when we’re contracting I’m secretly wishing for expansion, and the opposite,when the opposite occurs. It’s not really nice to say I wish for contraction during expansion ,but who of us can say we haven’t?
Summer is usually a time for the expansion, so bring it on! And oh yeah…remain flexible!