Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Good Things

Somewhere along this path of parenting, my personality strings got wound up so tight that I find myself growling at my kids more than laughing with them; sighing, instead of engaging; looking for escape routes and not grabbing those little hands to skip down this road of growing up together.

We are all growing up, really- not just the little people.  Growing up is is parenting.  And it's all easier when we don't have to do it alone.
So, let's all laugh a little more and enjoy the seriously peaceful, happy moments (and maybe even a little of the crazy messy ones too)!

Coloring pictures.
Watching Saturday movies.
Eating popcorn and candy corn.
Teaching baton twirling.
Letting them sleepover in the playroom.
Giving them glow-in-the-dark baths.
Taking a trip to the pumpkin patch.

It was a hot, sunshiny day at the pumpkin patch!

Look at those rosy cheeks!
My big girl
These kids play hard!
Showing the other kids how it's done.
This post is to simply "mark the moment," as I like to say.  I had a really good weekend with my kids. I slowed my pace to watch them, have silly conversations, and make some fun happen!

How have you enjoyed your kids lately?

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