Slammed recently by snow days, my family has been home from school and work and cooped up at home. My wife and I are beat, pushed past our limits of creativity and patience. This has made me wonder, how would my idol, his Holiness the Dalai Lama, deal with three consecutive snow days?
I examined this question today on the Kripalu Yoga Center blog…
This year, New England, like much of the country, has been pummeled by snow. And that means snow days for our kids. Which is magical. I remember snow days fondly. Sleeping in. Sledding. Snow men and snow forts. Cocoa and popcorn by the fire.
But what about poor mom and dad? There’s the magic, yes. But there’s also missing work and dealing with kids who are cooped up much of the day. It can be downright stressful. On a recent bout of snow days, I wondered, how would I handle all of this if I were a wiser, more patient, and generally more evolved human being? How would I handle this situation if I were the Dalai Lama? Put another way, how would his Holiness the Dalai Lama deal with three consecutive snow days?
Here’s what I think… (check out the rest of the post here at www.Kripalu.com)
About Brian Leaf
Brian Leaf is author of the forthcoming parenting memoir, Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi: Cloth Diapers, Cosleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting. You can find him online at www.misadventures-of-a-yogi.com.