I don’t know about you but I sometimes sit and marvel at my daughter while she plays. She sings and plays pretend, tells herself stories and walks around the bedroom with a blanket wrapped like a cape.
When was the last time you delved into such imagination?
I don’t even remember the last time I woke up without checking my phone. Simply awoke and enjoyed the morning.
While 2020 has been incredibly difficult, it also provided an opportunity, and I am all about the silver lining. I was able to be there while my daughter grew from a quiet child that didn’t really know how to play to one that finds joy in the smallest of moments.
Playing with my hair, a rolled up sock, even just looking in the mirror as if she has also learned that she’s not alone.
When you realize just how much of the world is new and will continue to be, at least for a while- I finally understand why so many of us want to record and have reminders of all of these firsts but I still prefer to live them, rather than capture them from behind a smartphone.
For instance, the cold weather has me drying my hair with a blow dryer, normally I’m an air dry kind of curly-haired woman but it’s just too cold. My daughter doesn’t remember me doing it before so she was curious. When I blew the cool air on her face, much less so. And she laughed as she ran to her father.
She had never had her hair blow dried. Her first hair cut ended in a crying and screaming match because it was during the pandemic and she did not enjoy it. So what started as cute bangs ended up as an uneven mullet of sorts 🤷🏽♀️
I’m still marveled when I see my daughter playing alone, she can for hours in the early morning quietly playing until the sun comes out indicating it’s time to get loud!
So enjoy these moments while they last, who knows what next year will bring.
Yours in kind,