I was watching my oldest (you know the whole 4.5 years she is), and have been amazed lately while really observing her. Children have an unbelievable “I’m not scared” attitude. What I mean by that is – they are fearless. Yes they are afraid of the dark and monsters. But aside from that….
Driving home from work with the 3 kids in the back – Bean’s started telling me a story – she went on and on – and you could tell her brain was just spinning, and she got so excited….Then she broke into singing song – she asked me to give her a song – I would say “Row Row Row your boat”, and she would make up new words; then onto the next song. “Mommy more”
I ask you – when was the last time you sat and made up a story – not being afraid of what people would think. Thought outside of the box? When a child looks at a piece of paper – they see endless possibilities, I find that blank piece of paper intimidating.
My younger daughter – Hayhay – the other night insisted on us baking “cookies”. I was cleaning the kitchen – so I let her have at the Tupperware cabinet. Where she pulled out the ice cube trays (her eggs), got out a mixing bowl, spoons, and got to work on her cookies. “Mommy – careful they are hot”. I continue cleaning my kitchen, oblivious to how incredibly cute she was. Finally – she called me over to “eat”. After the 3rd time of her calling me with sadness in her voice I stopped, what was I doing? I was cleaning instead of sharing with my daughter. I went over to the chair she pulled out for me. She looks at me “Let’s sing Happy Birthday”, so we sang and “ate” our food. The happiness radiating off of her was incredible! At first I felt so incredibly silly. Scared about how I looked “pretending” like I was a child. This now is such a fond memory for me – the big smile on her face and having endless “cookies” with Mommy.
Ahhh – my little man….just about 17 months (I think – I lose track with the 3rd). Wide eyed – that’s the best way to explain it. Everything is a new discovery. We just switched him over to a “big boy bed” after he insisted on climbing out of his crib (see here). That freedom – he isn’t scared. He has a little basket of toys. He walked over – grabbed a book – walked across the room like he owned the place, sat down – opened it (upside down), and was so proud of himself! I woke up this morning to find him sitting in that big bed – looking at me like – yup – I am a big boy! He owns his room (he walks around like he owns the world – but that’s another story).
My last question for you – when was the last time you walked with your head tall like you owned something? When was the last time you took pleasure in the small little nuances in your day and discovered something new?
Kids truly dance like no one is watching. They are carefree, not jaded by “society”. They have a passion to learn and to ever improve. When did we as adults lose that?
So that brings me here. (If you are still reading – I appreciate you reading my ramblings)
As I sit here and look at my blog, I start to ask myself the question I am sure most people do….what do I want from this? What do I want it to be to me, and what do I want people to get from it?
I have a feeling it will be ever evolving. I see so many unbelievable websites that I gather inspiration from. They range from Ana White and her beautiful building, The Pioneer Woman – and well – everything she does, cooking, photography, life, being a mother, I Heart Faces – unreal photography, Remodelaholic – showing some awesome DIY, How Does She….I could go on for days. I enjoy a little of everything.
I want to be that website that has all things that I love; DIY, building, photography, motherhood, family, random facts, life. I am an expert in no field – trust me. It’s the “Jack of all trades, master of none”, that’s me – and I am getting to be comfortable with that.
I want to grow as a person. I want to be a better mother, wife, photographer, crafter, DIY’er. I want every post to help me get there, and maybe give you little nuggets of inspiration along the way.