Sunday 21 April 2013

My kids are awesome!

But damn it if the kid isn't turning into me a little! Always day dreaming, dressing up, pretending. Oh man I love it. He has football at school on a Fridays. He likes it but spends a large portion of the time wandering around on the outskirts of the game clearly daydreaming. The other mums laugh not unkindly at his little antics. Tim watches on baffled while I just smile, seeing myself in little boy form. And these days he is always drawing, colouring, painting and making. I love it so much. 

When Lucas was born everybody who gazed upon him exclaimed 'Oh Sian he looks EXACTLY like you' 
'I know' I'd say proudly 'exactly like I did as a baby'.
But unlike me Lucas is so strong and naturally coordinated. He can at 3 years old kick and throw a ball. All day he climbs, he jumps, he rolls, he jumps some more. Swimming, riding his bike, he takes to it all quite naturally. I love watching him move.
He is fearless.

The things that make you different are usually the things that make you beautiful.

I want them to grow up to feel good about themselves.

I want them to embrace the things that make them and others unique.

I want them to dance like no one is watching.
I want them to have courage.

I want them to always be kind and compassionate to others.

I want them to be able to live their life with an appreciation of the moment, 
for the simple pleasures of everyday.

And I really want them to become who they truly are.


  1. I love this so much. The biggest mama issue we all face is to trust ourselves to know or figure out what's right for each child without relenting to outside pressure. It's so freaking hard!
    I had late potty issues, big boy bed issues and food related issues where I felt so judged by others, but went with what worked for us. We came through it all okay, but I'm sure there will plenty of similar situations in the years to come.
    From what I know of you, you are a wonderful mother. You give the boys love, a constant stream of memorable activities and childhood memories, a sense of joy and wonder about the world. And, one of the most important things a parent can do, you think about and learn from what you've done in the past and where you're going from here.
    The kids are alright, mama.

  2. Great pictures and good for you for following your kiddos!

  3. Great post! What a good reminder to not worry about what others think about your parenting methods or your kids. It's hard these days. There's so much pressure. I get pressure from people all the time that I should be putting my kid in preschool and if I'm not, it's like they imply that I'm a bad parent. But, ya, we are trying to do what works best for us. We can't afford preschool right now, so we learn as best we can at home.
    Kids have their own strengths and weaknesses just like we do and it's best to be patient and let them know you love them for who they are, not what you think they should be. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Thanks there is so much pressure!

      personally I think children benefit from some at home early on xxx

  4. So very sweet <3 I can definitely identify with those sentiments. Being a parent is both the most rewarding job and the hardest job. We are blessed to have these children. Btw, I can't figure out how to subscribe to your blog.. it may be due to my lack of techniness... hmmm..

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    1. lol Thanks for subscribing! It is hard and amazing being a parent! We do our best...