Sunday, September 25, 2011

The little things

Sometimes all you need is the little things. Not a whole lot of muss and fuss. Not a lot of words, or a mish-mash of metaphors, none of the bells and whistles, special effects or elaborate plans.
When was the last time your kids told you they could not have fun if you didn't take them on an expensive, pre-packaged vacation?

Or "No mama, we don't wanna go outside today." I didn't think so. :)
A picture is worth a thousand words.

A blog post with two words is better than holding out for the perfect alignment of pictures, writing flow and camera-ready moments, cause as we all know, when do those really happen? I mean really.

Sometimes, you just gotta let the little ones drive the boat.

Then one day a miracle will happen. They will say "I don't wanna watch T.V today. Wanna do work on the 'puter." And pigs ain't flyin' either.
Next thing you know, they're doing laundry. Unprompted. :)
Some days, all it takes is an old blanket and 4 cupcakes on your lawn for the perfect picnic.


The little things.


Anonymous said...

So true! Children don't care about expensive gifts or vacations, they care that you love them and spend time with them. They want to know that they matter and that you care. Beautiful blog entry. I enjoyed it! --A.

Anonymous said...

That smile early in the morning when they are still clearly half asleep, the big hug when they come out of the school gates... Yep; the little things friend, the little things...
Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

oops, second comment was 'Afua':)