I've had my head down a bit too much lately - I've been overwhelmed and anxious more than I've been calm and serene.* I've been shouty and focused on survival more than I've been a keen, engaged, selfless mother and as a result, I've wasted a few months in a bad mood.
At last, something has shifted (I've weaned Elke and I'd credit that, just quietly) and I can see though that heavy fog that was upon me. With my face cast upwards I can take a good look what's been there all along, patiently waiting for me. While I've been slumping, everyone else has been making eye contact, singing gleeful tunes and sharing giggles.
It feels good share the joy with my darlings again.
*actually, I don't think I've ever been accused of being serene.