No road trip worth it's salt is a road trip, without a stop at Cracker Barrel, right!
Last weekend honey and I took a little day drive, you couldn't really call it a "trip" but it just so happened that a Cracker Barrel was on our way so we took advantage of it and had a wonderful afternoon breakfast.
One thing that I can hardly tolerate is a trip to CB that is so rushed as to not allow at least a short rest in a Rocking Chair.
I mean life is just TOO busy if that has to happen.
On our last stop, I picked up a brochure called "The Family of Cracker Barrel Rockers" just because of the title, my love for rockers and the new sickness that I have that sees so much of life through a possible blog post!
This one really grabbed me because I knew that I would enjoy posting about it even if no another person ever read it.
One article was called "Why Babies like Rocking Chairs".
Since my life is surrounded by babies...born and unborn, related and not related, and I adore rocking any of them in rocking chairs, I thought this seemed worthy of my study.
I pulled up a rocker and read!
Come to find out, it was an astounding discovery!
Babies LOVE the motion of a rocker going back and forth!! Wow! Go figure.
Seriously, the second point that the informative brochure captured was definitely a keeper:
"Ever wonder why babies love rocking chairs?
Is it the simple, gentle motion they find comforting? OR????
is it the fact that they can feel the rocking chair working it's magic on YOU?
Maybe they sense that one of the world's adults is, at long last, coming to a much needed stand still. Because, when you think about it, a rest from forward movement is exactly what a rocking chair is.
In this life, where everyone is trying to get ahead and get to the top, rocking chairs are about getting you nowhere at all.
They are designed to keep you right where you are!
Rocking back and forth,
back and forth,
back and forth,
back and forth, lulling you into the moment.
Where you can enjoy a nice view. Catch up with a good friend. recall a happy memory, or maybe make a new one.
It's funny when you think about it like that.
The question shouldn't be, why do babies love rocking chairs. The question is, why on earth did the rest of us ever outgrow them?"
I for one, have not! I have them in the back yard, in the front yard and in the house!
I have 6 of them in fact!
How about you?
How many rocking chairs do you have friend?