I finally get a moment to breath as a clients music uploads to the world wide web. The week has been an extreme blur. The combination of press calls and interviews, website and volunteer coordinating, taking care of G, an ungodly amount of emails and trying to catch up and keep up on my work has been crazy.
Everything seems to be falling into place for our family sleep over on Friday. Cross your fingers for good weather and a great turn out.
Monday was really successful and intense for me. I rushed to get there (of coarse ran late) and didn’t stop once I set up camp. We marked off the “child safe zone” with a bunch of rolled up blankets and duct tape. We laid out art supplies and a bunch of G’s toys. Then the kids came! It was so cool to see all these kids drawing and playing right in the middle of the action.
I ran around handing out flyers promoting our sleep over, speaking to the press, and of coarse most importantly talking to all the wonderful parents who found us at the event.
I do have a thank you to send out to http://mynaturalpregnancy.tumblr.com/ she’s my new blog crush AND graced me with her presence at the event helping hand out flyers and talk to people, so cool. Follow her, you won’t regret it!
One of the interviews I did a journalist asked me if I thought it was bad to bring children into such a chaotic environment. This was one the coolest things about the day. While the kids we sitting playing in the middle of the chaos they couldn’t have been more concerned, they had their area and were too preoccupied to care about what was going on around them. And because of that this amazing thing happened, they calmed everyone down around them as the crowds passed by. It helped keep the energy exactly where the protesters are trying to keep it, peaceful.
There were many “awe” moments and the crowed as they walked by slowed down a bit and took the scene in. There’s SO much we can learn from children and I think this lesson is a big one, even in chaos peace can be found. Now translate that into a larger message, even in the chaos of our recession, the chaos of such a large part of our population struggling, if we just try and focus for a little peace can be found. And this is why we’re speaking up for change, for the peace and of every single child’s future being better then what we have now.
I know this blog has shifted topics lately, become more serious than some of you expect but I think this is important to document for my daughter and important to educate my readers about who may not have another chance to learn about the rally first hand. I’m not sure how long I’ll be blogging about this, part of me thinks Friday is my major contribution to the movement another part of me thinks what Parents for Occupy Wall St. could do even larger things to help speak up for middle class families and the change they need.
We’ll have to see where this all goes till then thank you dear reader for listening.