Friday, July 10, 2009


One of the greatest gifts of being a parent is seeing the world through the eyes of a child. Their sense of wonderment is simply lovely. It puts a smile in you, deep in your soul. You rediscover, through them, just what it is that is beautiful in the world. Taking a step back for a moment just to see something small and honoring it by admiring it, is truly a gift. It's a gift that we all can receive if we can only stop for a moment to notice. Isn't it true what they say that God is in the details.

So all is going well so far. We keep busy and we relax too. I have them help with chores which actually helps out quite a bit. They feel all proud when they help with laundry. I still go crazy. Thank goodness for friends like "K" and "D". Just to know I am not the only one who literally pulls my hair out sometimes is truly comforting. Oh, and I am not the only one who calls myself "psycho Mom". Don't get me wrong, I cuddle with them, I tell them I love them and I try my best to give them my best. But sometimes, I can't help it, but my head just spins around.

The kids are painting an old sheet that I tore into thirds so we could make a mural. It's kind of summery with flowers, butterflies and birds. I am sure we will do one again when it gets close to Fall. I sure the loved the activity and I think they did too.
Hope you all are enjoying your summer, at least in this hemisphere. And on the other side of the world, I hope you are enjoying your winter. The best of life to you these days! PEACE, GRACE and LOVE.


Mary said...

It is wonderful, if only for a while, to see the world through the eyes of a child. Your little guys appear to be very intent on their projects. Keep them busy and they'll be content.

Lucy said...

Truly wonderful, it's what memories are made from. ;-)

Ingrid said...

Joe found a hermit crab while we were boating last weekend and gave it to Babygirl who unbeknownst to me brought it home. So we now have our first pet, Hermie. :)

Puuuuuuuuuleeezzzzzzzzzeeee! I'm afraid to think what I might be called.

Happy Friday, Lori!

The Blonde Duck said...

How poignant and lovely.

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Ali said...

I'm looking forward to this ... not anytime soon, but hopefully in the near future. Kids are amazing!


Murasaki Shikibu said...

I don't have children and will never have any (oh no - I better be careful now after saying that!)- but sometimes when I see the children of my friends it reminds me of things I did as a child. I used to catch everything from lizards, birds to snakes. I guess I was a terrible child.

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