5.18.2012

Perspective

{ part of five minute friday @ the Gypsy Mamma }

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one of my favorite games to play with zuzu is 'exploring the house'

i let her crawl, babygate-free, all around the house and i crawl after her. we stop to look at very interesting carpet fuzzes, very interesting furniture that can be pulled up on, very interesting kitty-cats.

i let her choose which rooms to go into. now we will explore mommy and daddy's room, the guest room, oh and the most fun, zuzu's room!

its fun to get down and look at things from her perspective.

so interested in the smallest things, the tiny minutia she can pick up with her pinchy fingers

(her pinchy fingers: thumb and index. she also uses these to pinch! especially when she's trying to pick up mommy's tattoo)

before we had zuzu, i wasn't sure if i wanted a girl. the idea of having a teenage daughter intimidates me. the hormones! oh my! i think of my teenage self. yikes.

we'll have different perspectives on things, sometimes, maybe a lot of times. i pray that as a parent God will help me to see her side of things--to be a mom of course not just a buddy, but still hear her side of things, try to understand her perspective.  i want to parent with Grace

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post! I think we can learn so much about life by getting down to our children's level and looking at things from their innocent, inquisitive perspective. :)

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    1. thank you~! i am learning to do that--i love watching how much simple joy she has!

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  2. Love this! I might have to start participating in Five Minute Friday! I can't wait until Milo can crawl so I can follow him around everywhere. :)

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    1. you should, its fun! its just 5 minutes of free writing on a given topic--a great writing prompt!

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  3. What a sweet post! Oh, how much they can teach us- when we are willing to learn!

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    1. thank you =) motherhood is definitely teaching me a lot!

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  4. What a sweet post! Oh the things that our kids can teach us if we are willing to learn!

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  5. I love this. One of the best things about motherhood for me is seeing life through Charlotte's eyes.

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