“Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.” ― C.S. Lewis
or, if you prefer
“Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?” ― Graham Chapman, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
anyone with young children knows how much of a marathon it can be sometimes to stay emotionally afloat, especially during those frantic moments when you think, 'here we go, it's finally happening, i am going certifiably nuts.' doesn't matter if you're with them all day or for two hours in the evening, if you're a mom or a dad or a second-mom-grandma, in a hormonal whirlwind or simply tired, there comes a point where you see only a tempest of clatter rather than any soft glow of cuteness.
inevitably, some of the most poignant times – when we remember why parenting is a joy – are when we're all doubled over in giggles over something that would make our single friends look at us with a pitying 'you've gone nuts.' they have no idea that it's the sanest we've felt in a long harried time. remembering the carefree parts of being a child by celebrating them with our own keeps the crazy away.
this blog is a compendium of light-hearted reminders to enjoy our kids and cherish the fleeting years we have with the silly stage – before they turn into sour teenagers. as always, add your own ideas and inspirations in the comments sections.
i'm a freelance writer with a background in journalism. when my first daughter was born i decided to work from home and focus most of my time and energy on her and on the younger sister who followed her. we live in the most beautiful corner of the world, the Pacific Northwest, where we devour books, play monster tag and ponder the finer points of princesses.
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