My house is stuffed full of Escapism. Everything from books through DVD’s to console games.
Just so we’re clear, here’s a definition from the Collins English Dictionary:
noun 1. An inclination to or habit of retreating from
unpleasant or unacceptable reality, as through
diversion or fantasy
All of those stimuli have irritated and niggled at him every day. Peace is difficult to come by at School and tricky at home – his sister insists on talking to him, when he’d prefer to have some down time.
He was fine after that, but then TOH blew up… figuratively speaking.
The Dragon’s Tower was thick with tension so strong that you could have used it to build a wall. It didn’t help my temper either. I blew up at him back. He escaped by taking his sketchbook down to the beach; I headed for our bedroom and shut the door.
Escape was essential at that point in time, and thus, I celebrate the fact that we have somewhere to escape to mentally most of the time. Without it, occasions like the weekend would crop up nine times out of ten.
When was the last time you escaped and where did you go? Physically or mentally?
7 thoughts on “100 Days to be Happy: Escapism”
I would love to escape into my office, except it’s not climate-controlled and the lock is on the wrong side of the door. *sigh* Someday…
Thankfully, my bedroom is climate-controlled. It also sports a shiny new lock. And if I could escape there a little more often, I definitely would. But for some reason, my kids think they need things like meals and help using the potty, so escape is rare. 😛
I know the feeling – escaping long enough to even write a sentence is difficult…
Yep. Last night I stayed up crazy late catching up on some reading – it’s so much easier to focus when the whole house is sleepinf.
*grins* I will be so glad when PW is sleeping through…
I’ll bet! I don’t miss those days. What I can’t wait for is for Thumper to be done potty training. Freedom from diapers is so close, and yet so far away…
🙂 One hurdle at a time… good luck!
Thanks! Good luck to you, too! 🙂
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