Runa keeps counting time differently than me. I thought that difference was just her being young and not understanding how the whole thing works, but this morning it hit me, she sees time in a different way. For me, counting the days of school until our trip I would include today. I have to live through today. I anticipate all its challenges. It is not done until I am back in my bed at night. Runa sees today as lived already. She is awake and experiencing it.
I have been working on decolonizing time for our family, but I had been looking on the larger scale of "our lives" and "our ancestors". I guess I should have realized that the day and the life are not really that different but I had not got there yet. It has left me thinking about why I would approach my days that way and how I would change that for myself. I love the fluidity of having children and moving from teacher to student. What are you seeing in a new light right now?