Family fun: top shot.
Memories are made of this.
Looking at the big world map on the wall in the playroom. Talking about and finding where we live now, where we will be living, where all our friends and family live. Then we moved on to talking about the weather and the clothes we will need in a colder country. “Ummmmm, gloves….a woolly hat….a scarf….a snow coat….a ball.” Wait – what?! A ball? “yes mummy, so that I can take it and play with the penguins.” At times she is such a little monkey, at others she is just the sweetest girl in the world.
Laugh out loud.
Our girly tried fresh lychees for the first time this week. Surprisingly, they were a very big hit. She calls them “cheesies.” I tried correcting her to say “lychees”, to which she replied “yes, they are light cheese aren’t they? Not dark cheese. Good job, mummy!” So sweet, so funny.
“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”
Music makes me happy.
Row row row your boat. The little man rows along with me, grinning this huge toothy grin at me. When I stop at the end of each verse, he tugs my hands towards him, indicating that we are not done yet!
Making caves with bedsheets and chairs. Watching the endless stream of imaginative play ideas my beautiful girl comes up with, whilst her little brother crawls all over the pile of pillows and cushions, pulls himself up, falls, rolls over, starts all over again. Everyday stay-at-home mum life is so repetitious and so mundane. But also dotted with so many precious moments like these. It’s the little things.