Mar 30, 2012

Princess Shutterbug

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I admit it... I love a good deal. Especially when it's a thrifty find.

A little while ago, my hubby and I were doing some thrift store shopping. I was on the mission to find some equipment for the "mud pie kitchen" that I've been wanting to set up for my daughter. I was scouring the racks of miscellaneous items when I found it... the find of the century... a Fisher Price digital camera.

There was no way to check if it worked so I made the $2.99 "investment" and bought it.

Once we got home, I cleaned the camera, added some rechargeable batteries and a SD memory card. Would you believe it?! The camera worked! From that minute on, my four-year-old has been snapping pictures non-stop. Pictures of the ceiling, plants, trees, her sister, the dog... even some candid photos of her mommy sitting on the toilet (which were quickly deleted I might add).


My husband and I have been enjoying the "surprise" of scrolling through the pictures on my daughter's camera. We laughed as we went through almost 200 photos of her rest time show, "Mr. Dressup". We were also stunned by some of the things she photographed... things we may think were insignificant but that were obviously of interest to her.

Which brings me to my exciting announcement... my daughter now has her own photo blog...


My husband and I will be posting one of her snapshots daily. It is such a rare pleasure to see and experience the world through the eyes of a preschooler. This is a photo blog... so no lengthy posts, just one picture every day. Pop by and say hi if you have a chance. I'm sure your visit will delight and please my little girl!


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{this moment: tea party}

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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." Maria Edgeworth


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Mar 29, 2012

From Trash Can To Playroom

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It all started with my daughter retrieving an empty cracker box from the recycling bin. She put it on the shelf of her toy kitchen and asked me if I wanted to buy it from her. So began our creation of a grocery store in our very own home.

First we gathered our "groceries" and priced them.
We even found a cute shopping basket for our store!


This grocery store is for the rich and famous... $800 for a jug of water and $600 for a box of crackers!


So we're not quite sure why the grocery store was named, "Super Dooper Store", especially given the outrageous pricing!


Even though you'll need a second mortgage to shop here, you're still expected to bag your own groceries.


Customer-of-the-month award goes to... Daddy.



He visits the store multiple times per day...
and he always has a smile.



The best part of the store... the scanner.
It even beeps (and sometimes boops).


Then there's the money... glorious money.


Lastly, this store even has a door greeter.
She's not that thrilled about her job.
She wants to be a box crusher/eater.

Several stuffed animal friends have worked at the grocery store, every family member has been a customer and new items are being added to the shelves on a daily basis. I'm sure the store will be sticking around for a while, as it's been so much fun turning "trash" into play!

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Mar 28, 2012

Postcard 18

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Mar 26, 2012

Unexpected Learning

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A couple months ago, my husband and I started to put our baby on more of a schedule. We planned out times for her feedings and her naps with hopes that the structure would help her sleep better in the evenings.

We wrote the schedule on a whiteboard. The permanent schedule is in blue and we add the adjusted times in red. For example, if the baby is up at 6:30 am instead of 7:00 we record the modified time on the schedule.

The other day I was preparing the baby's breakfast in the kitchen when my daughter asked me what time the baby woke up. I responded that she was up at 7:00. We proceeded with our routine and shortly after laying my baby down for her morning nap, I discovered this:


Children always surprise me. They are often capable of so much more than we expect of them. When we don't try to force "teaching" and we incorporate learning opportunities through everyday experiences, it is amazing as to how much they learn and grow!

Moreover, learning comes naturally for young children. They are learning from the moment they take their first breath in this world. They learn by exploring and interacting with their environment. Hands-on, "real", experiences often have more impact than worksheets or memorization.   

So now my daughter is in charge of the schedule. She enjoys writing on the whiteboard and I enjoy watching her delight in this simple, yet effective learning opportunity. 


I truly did not expect something as mundane as a whiteboard schedule to turn into something so magical.


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Mar 23, 2012

{this moment: underwater}

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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." Maria Edgeworth


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Mar 22, 2012

Yes You Can Move The Dirt Out Of My Garden

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My daughter was playing outside and upon checking on her, I discovered that she was busy moving the dirt out of my garden to another location in the yard. At first I wanted her to stop... I need the dirt in the garden so I can plant my seeds in April! Then I paused... and "said" yes.


This posting is part of a personal challenge to make a conscientious effort to Pause and Say Yes. Have you paused and said yes recently?

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Mar 21, 2012

Postcard 16

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Mar 20, 2012

Home Movies

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It all started yesterday. I stumbled across three DVDs of my eldest daughter. We call them her baby DVDs but really the footage is of her, between the ages of one and three.

My daughter was thrilled and insisted on watching them. We loaded up the DVDs and she sat on the floor watching them, completely mesmerized by the baby on the screen.

We captured so many amazing moments of my little girl. Her creative play; her awkward toddler run; how she talked about "plee doh" (play dough); and would tell us, "Don't worry" any time we cautioned her about a dangerous behaviour. Then there's the giggles and coos; her sweet little voice; and the time we videotaped her riding the rocking horse while wearing a duck costume. There's Christmas celebrations and birthday parties, and love... so much love.

Home movies are a funny sort of thing. On one hand it's so wonderful that we have all these memories, captured forever. On the other hand, there's the sadness that those years are over... that my little baby has grown so much and that I had forgotten what life was like when she was little.

I take a moment and close my eyes. I listen to the voices of my husband and my daughter echoing from the television. A time not so long ago, yet in this moment it feels so far away. Where did the years go? Laughter from outside of the electronic box interrupts my reverie. I open my eyes and see the most precious scene ever....


The oldest child, proudly enjoying and sharing in the evidence that she was once a baby too.


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Mar 19, 2012

My Secret Delight

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I am not a person who gets hung up on material items or things... after all, they're simply possessions. However, there is something which I absolutely love... my secret delight. It's going to sound weird, but I absolutely, completely love my dishes.

Over a decade ago, I attended a travelling antique show. I fell in love with some beautiful, colourful dishes that were on display there. Upon speaking to the lady who ran the booth, she indicated that the dishes, although colourful and stunning, were treated with a lead-based glaze. I pined over the colourful pieces. Then she told me that the dishes are being remade and could be purchased at several stores.

Thus began my Fiestaware obsession. Every payday I would set aside some money and every couple of months, I would buy a new set of dishes... each set a different colour. 


I have twelve sets of Fiestaware. I also have some additional serving dishes. I've spotted my dishes on a variety of tv shows and movies including; Home Improvement, Two and a Half Men, Gilmore Girls, Meet the Fokers, Twister and A Christmas Story.

It may seem ridiculous... but I love my dishes and they make me so happy. I like the random "game" of reaching into the cupboard, pulling out a dish and deciding if that colour suits my mood for the day. In the mornings, I like deciding which colour of bowl to eat my cereal out of. At night I like deciding which dishes to place on the table for our dinner. I love setting the table and creating colourful combinations of dinner plates, side plates and salad bowls! Every day the table setting is different.

So that is my secret delight. It's funny how something as ordinary as dishes can be so extraordinary!



 

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Mar 18, 2012

Pause and Say Yes!

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Today I saw this video and it has made me contemplate some of my parenting techniques.


This video left me feeling conflicted and I have spent some time reflecting on it. I see a confident child who is empowered and full of self-worth. So amazing to watch!  Imagine if the person who filmed this would have saw the act of climbing on the counter and immediately stopped it? This wonderful, empowering moment would have been lost. Then I thought if I had walked into the bathroom and caught my daughter standing on the counter top, I probably would have immediately intervened and asked her to climb down. Why?

As an early child hood educator, I frequently reflect on situations and I seek out their value. Often it's easy to see the benefit of letting scenarios run their course. However, I must refer back to something I touched on earlier this week... it is completely different when it's your own child.

At the age of 2 1/2, during my daughter's rest time, I had walked into the room and discovered that not only did my daughter figure out the child latch on her dresser drawer, but she emptied the drawer out, moved the speaker (so she could stand on it of course) and was playing with the stereo and the light. After taking a picture, I had directed her to clean up the "mess" and instructed her on how dangerous this was.


One could say that this demonstrates a clever, problem solving child. However, in the moment, all I could see was disaster and injury. 

I want to say yes. I try to say yes... but then the mom in me worries about bumps, bruises and broken limbs. But then the early childhood educator in me is more concerned about the broken spirit and the shattered sense of self-esteem.

Once again, this is me... the deliberate mom, reflecting, questioning, and challenging what I do and why I do it.

After watching the video and reflecting on my own parenting techniques I realized that I am bordering on smothering my child. Her rebellious outbursts are perhaps my fault because I spend too much time guiding and redirecting and not enough time observing and enjoying. I imagine that the person who filmed this video is someone who is okay with pausing before reacting. Perhaps if the child wasn't having such a meaningful encounter, the parent would have intervened.  

So, I've decided that I'm going to pause and start saying yes more often. Whenever I capture a moment (hopefully with camera) I'll share them here with you. Today I pledge to pause and say yes. I would love it if you would join me and say yes too!

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Mar 16, 2012

{this moment: happy face}

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"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." Maria Edgeworth


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Mar 15, 2012

The Truth About Parenting

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The truth about parenting. No BS... the honest truth about life's toughest but most rewarding job. #parenting

I recently went out for coffee with a dear family friend. She had shared how she felt that new moms often aren't honest about parenting or what they're going through... they act like parenting is easy and there are minimal challenges or issues. I thought about this and I think she's right. It seems many moms aren't honest about parenting. They act like they have it all together and put on the facade of supermom.

This ego of "supermom" can be truly disheartening especially to new or first-time moms. I think I'm pretty frank about my parenting challenges, especially here on my blog, but I thought I would take a few moments to share a few of my truths about parenting.

Before my husband and I had children, we talked about how fortunate we are to have education and experience in Early Learning and Child Care. Parenting would be easier for us. Teaching should come freely. Mentoring... a breeze. Then we became parents and just like anyone else we floundered. The skills and knowledge we gained through our educations did not prepare us for the big feelings and the intense moments that are tremendously different and distinct when dealing with your own children, as opposed to dealing with other people's children.

There will be days that you will want to toss in the towel.
We had a lot of those shortly after our girls were born. Your world is turned upside down and as cute as that little baby face is... you're overwhelmed, exhausted and maybe a little frustrated (and that's okay). I once had a friend that posted on their Facebook wall, "Baby is home and we cut the hospital tags. I guess that means we have to keep him." I had to laugh... because we've all had fleeting thoughts such as these.

Children will test your marriage.
Suddenly there are intense discussions around cloth or disposable... whose turn it is to get up with the baby... and how to deal with enormous temper tantrums. Moreover, if there aren't intense discussions about these things, there may be intense discussions about WHY there aren't intense discussions about these things. It's okay to feel frustrated with one another... guaranteed at one time or another you will feel frustration with your partner. However, at the end of the day, try to remember that you're a team and try to approach things that way!

Children will test you.
You are supposed to be the "expert" when it comes to your own child but trust me, there are moments when you will look at your child and say, "Who the heck ARE you and what did you do with MY kid?"

Parenting is lonely.
After the buzz and excitement of a new baby settles, be prepared to feel alone. Everyone goes back to their own lives and suddenly you feel like you're the only person in the world. Try not to let these feelings become a reality. Get out when you can even if it's a walk through your neighbourhood.

Every day is different.
You think you have things figured out with your new baby and wham... everything changes because they are growing, changing and developing. It's a constant guessing game. Be prepared to adapt and don't be too hard on yourself... you'll eventually discover what works for your child.

Be prepared to feel grossly incompetent.
This is my most challenging truth. No matter how many books you read, parenting is not easy. At many points in time you will feel incompetent and that's okay because the honest truth is EVERYONE feels this way at some time or another.

No one is perfect.
As a woman who strives to be the best at whatever tasks I take on, I have learned that no one is perfect, especially when it comes to this "parenting thing". So take a deep breath and try to see the beauty in imperfection.

The sound of your child's cry may make you feel insane.
This is okay! We are genetically designed so that our child's cry will drive us crazy! That's how babies thrive and survive... if their cries didn't drive us nuts, we would never be fully meeting their needs because there would be no urgent need to do so!

Do not compare.
Do not compare yourself to other parents and do not compare your child to other children. Each family and person is different. To make matters worse, in the age of chat rooms, blogs, and social media sites, it is really challenging to stand your ground and avoid the comparison "game". However, make sure to remind yourself that people share and post what they wish to share and post. You are not getting a completely truthful "picture" of what their lives are like! They may post all the great stuff and select not to share their daily struggles and frustrations.

I feel like I could prattle off a hundred more parenting "truths". However, I would like to encourage you to please share your own parenting truths. Let's take a few minutes to be honest with the other moms in the world. Let's take a moment to unite and let each other know that we are not alone.


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Mar 14, 2012

Black Eyes and Rainbows

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No it's not a new rock band... but rather a glimpse of my life this week. You see, on Monday I woke up with a hideous, reddish-purple, swollen eye. No prior trauma. No punch in the face... just a random black eye. I used to get these all the time. I was told it could be sinus-related or because of a blocked tear duct in my left eye.

Anyway, it sucks and I'm feeling a little self-conscious so I have unfortunately been locked up in my house like a hermit. To make matters worse, it's gorgeous outside... balmy temperatures and I refuse to get out of my pajamas.

But hey, I won't just tell you about it. Here's a picture of my eye (the swelling has come down significantly but it's still not very attractive). I can't believe I'm posting a picture of myself with my hair a mess and no make-up on! Either I've developed a healthy sense of self-esteem or my eye problems have infected my brain!


So what about the rainbows, you ask?

Well, I hate that I've pretty much "ruined" my daughter's week by forcing all of us to be cooped up, so today I set up a provocation. While my daughter was busy, I placed a "rainbow-maker" in the kitchen window and observed as the excitement unfolded.

I was in the living room when she ran up to me....

"I went up to the kitchen and it was sooooooo colourful!"
"What a beautiful room! It's so rainbowy around here!"

"I like our rainbow room!"
"I'm spinning around and around in a rainbow!"



"I have to dip my apple into the rainbow so I can taste it."

"Mmmmmm... it tastes like rainbow candy!"


"The rainbow is on my hand!"


"... and my foot!"


"I'm going to dip my puppet in the rainbow!"
"He's turning a different colour! Like red and blue!"


"Do you think my baby sister will like the rainbows?"
"Maybe her first word will be rainbow... that could be funny!"

The rainbows started to fade, but the inspiration was still there. We drank rainbow tea, we made rainbow soup, ate rainbow cake and we read A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. It brightened my day.


Wishing you a lovely day full of rainbows of your own (minus the black eye).



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Mar 12, 2012

Postcard 12

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Books Alive

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As an early childhood educator, I have had the pleasure of creating and making presentations at a number of child care conferences.

One of my favourite (and most popular) sessions was "Books Alive"... bringing books to life throughout your early childhood curriculum.

I have recently started exploring books this way with my daughter, and I thought I would take some time to share a sample of "Books Alive" with you.


Read the book: Pete's A Pizza by William Steig


Sing and dance to "I am a Pizza" off of the album 10 Carrot Diamond by Charlotte Diamond.

Bake a pizza together. Baking is a great way to introduce reading, science and math concepts to children (i.e. reading a recipe, measuring ingredients, watching the dough rise, the cheese melt, etc.). When cutting the pizza, the idea of fractions can be shared by first cutting the pizza in half (two pieces), then cut it in half again (there's now four pieces)... and so on.

Play pizzeria. Set up a pizza parlour. Use pizza flyers, make menus and money, gather toy food, aprons, dishes and a small table to set up a small pizza parlour in your home.

Felt board fun. Make pizza items out of felt material. Get some new, unused pizza boxes and children can have fun assembling their own felt pizzas!

Write and chart our favourite pizza toppings.

Sculpt pizzas out of play dough!

A memory game can be made easily by collecting pictures of pizzas and pizza items. Mount the pictures on durable index cards and there you go... a memory game!

Make a book about your exploration of pizzas. Take pictures of all your activities and "write" the "story" about your activities. Laminate the pages to make your book more durable.

I could go on and on... as you can see, the possibilities are endless! I'm working on bringing Little Cloud by Eric Carle "alive" with a variety of activities... I can't wait. It's amazing how something as ordinary as reading a book, can easily be made into something so extraordinary!

 
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Mar 9, 2012

Why Do These Things ALWAYS Happen To Me?

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I am not a good swimmer. In fact, for most of my life, I've been terrified of deep water. Recently my sister-in-law asked me if I wanted to take adult swim lessons with her. Since my four-year-old daughter has already surpassed my swimming abilities simply by learning the back float, I thought it probably would be a good idea to get more skills (and comfort) in the water.

Our first class was this week. We went early so that I could get my entrance card. With time to spare, we decided to ask for a tour of the club's exclusive change rooms. The tour guide was great and she gave us a complimentary full access pass for the evening.

Thrilled, we decided to get the most "bang for our buck" and made a plan to sit in the women's private hot tub and check out the steam room.

We muddled, bobbed, floated and glided through our forty-five minute swim class and practically raced to the "exclusive" change rooms afterwards. We had the hot tub to ourselves. We talked, we laughed, we discussed our class and then IT happened....

A woman approached the hot tub. At first I thought, "That woman isn't wearing a bathing suit top!" Then I realized that her "interesting swim bottoms" weren't swim bottoms at all!!! I was looking (with disbelief) at her pubes... and they were getting into the hot tub with ME!

I tried to look at my sister-in-law and continue our conversation but I couldn't look her in the eye for fear that I would burst out into hysterical, uncontrollable, nervous laughter.

So I sat there, reading the sign about hot tub etiquette, which was posted on the wall above my sister-in-law's head....

Shower before entering the hot tub; turn off the jets when you leave the hot tub; check with your physician before using the hot tub... but there was no "rule" about swim suit attire (or lack thereof). Not that I would say, "Hey lady, didn't you read the rules? All pubic hairs must be confined within a swim suit!" Yeah, I'm not that kind of person... but I would have felt better knowing that my shock and disbelief was also justified by the club's rules.

Within a couple minutes we gave each other the all-knowing nod and went to the steam room. What. The. Heck?

The steam room was too hot, so we decided to get ready to leave. I gathered my belongings and was about to go to the private change area when the naked lady strolled into the lounge and proceeded to stand in my way whilst making herself a cup of tea... NAKED)!

I acted like I was busy rummaging through my bag until she returned to the hot tub area.

So needless to say, the opportunity to enjoy our exclusive club pass was ruined by a lady who decided to sit in the hot tub, naked.

"ADULT" swim classes have taken on a whole new meaning....


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{this moment: a good sleep}

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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." Maria Edgeworth


Okay... I'm bending the "rules" a little. Last night my baby went to bed at 7 pm and this is when she woke up... hooray for sleeping through the night!

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Mar 7, 2012

Postcard 10

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Mar 6, 2012

Add Some Pizzazz To Drawing

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Sometimes it's challenging to come up with spontaneous craft activities for kids. Often, when we are short of ideas we resort to our old favourites, such as drawing. To make matters worse, our children may balk at the idea of drawing.

Here are some quick ideas to excite your children about drawing once again.

Super-sized drawing
Tape a huge piece of paper to your kitchen table. Add containers of felt markers, pencil crayons, and wax crayons.


Easel drawing
Set up the easel with a large piece of paper and assorted pencils and crayons. I keep a large stack of paper by my daughter's easel so that she can make as many drawings as she likes. I also rotate the drawing materials every few days.

Upside-down drawing
Tape a piece of paper under a table and watch your kids delight in drawing under the table!

Drawing on different materials
Get your children to draw on tin foil, wax paper or coffee filters. Sometimes a different material can provide a fresh excitement about the activity!

Self-portraits
Set your a mirror, some drawing implements and a piece of paper. Observe your children create masterpieces of themselves!

Still-life
Place a bowl of fruit, pine cones or other assorted objects on the table. A simple provocation can provide a world of inspiration for your little artists.

Rainbow drawings
Tape several markers or crayons together and observe your child explore drawing with them.

Clipboard drawings
Attach a pencil on a long sting to a clipboard. Make sure there's lots of paper on the clipboard!

Light table drawings
Tape a piece of paper to a light table. Provide markers and wax crayons.


So the next time your child says that drawing is boring... try one of these quick fixes! Guaranteed they will be excited about drawing once again.


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Mar 5, 2012

Love On The Cutting Board

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What a day.
My emotions have been in overdrive.
My four-year-old has been challenging everything I say and do.
My seven-month-old, who is normally content, is extra-fussy.
The dog puked.
There's a mountain of laundry to be done.
I need to make baby food.
I'm exhausted, but there's so much to be done.
To make matters worse it's only 11 am. My hubby won't be home for a few hours.

I get out the cutting board and a knife.

The yam that has been sitting on the counter for the past few days seems to be mocking me. A number of times I looked at it and thought, "Today is the day I'll make baby found out of you". However, something would always distract me from this chore.

Today IS the day.

I look at it... such an odd shape. It's like a flower. It's rippled all the way around, which makes peeling it extra challenging. I go to work and swear that the next time I'm grocery shopping, I'll buy a yam that's a normal shape so it will be easier to peel.

Today is just one of those days. Everything feels so challenging... so frustrating. Nothing is going right, or as planned.

As I start to cut into the yam, I look out the window. It's overcast...  which is reflective of the way I'm feeling right now. Gloomy. Dull. Grey.

I want to run away. I want to escape to a place of quiet calmness. A place where no one is needing me or expecting me to be their everything. I need rest. I need solitude. I need sunshine. More importantly, right now, I need a hug.

I look down at my cutting board. Lo and behold, the most beautiful message spelled out in yam.


Thank you God. I needed that. I love you too.


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Mar 2, 2012

{this moment: Tinkerbell}

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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.


"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." Maria Edgeworth


 

Wishing you an amazing weekend full of wonderful moments!


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