We spent the summer playing, I loved living in the woods amongst the fairies, and I lived to frolic in the trees. My cousins and I spent hours in our tree houses by the creek. I never worried about trolls and goblins, because I always had a bowl of skunkweed soup waiting for them. The pungent smell mixed with a sugar cube or two would make them be my delightful guest for a few hours. All this wonderful enlightened play was mine at least until dinner time, when I had to leave my world to be a normal girl again.
I grew up with finding ways to invent new things to play with. I was always making something, and I never remember being board. My parents encouraged creativity. I loved kids, and there was never a short supply in my big and extended family. I always had someone around to try out my new game. I felt blessed by our life back then.
I went off to college to follow my art ability but my heart always wanted to be a nanny. My mother grew up with one, and I love those stories she told me about afternoons at the beach in Australia with her sisters and the nanny. I followed my dream, and in 1991 I went to The English Nanny and Governess school. I had many wonderful years living that dream being the enchanted Nanny I always dreamed I would be.
Years later I found a Prince among men and married him. We started our family in 2000 and now have 4 beautiful, wonderful children for me to create for and dream with. I am now a happy housewife, SAHM/Homeschooler trying to find ways to bring that same enchantment to my children. We live in a city in Central New Jersey, 45 minutes from the shore, NYC, and Philadelphia. Although it is a great place to live my heart hungers for a "greener" life for my family. So, until we buy the farm, I will work to balance this chapter in my life.
I hope you enjoy the time you spend with me here. I hope you join me as I try to find a balance in my life here in the city. I think you will find, as I have, that although I am a reluctant city dweller you can always take a piece of the farm with you.