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November 6, 2011

Taking the Time to See the Details...

I don't know about you but whenever I walk into my children's bedroom after they've been in there playing for quite some time, it usually looks like a tornado swept through it. I have to admit that sometimes I pay little attention to detail and just tell them it's time to clean up.

But the other day I stood in their disastrous bedroom and realized how much I'm missing out on whenever I'm in a hurry to get it all cleaned up. When I take the time to pay attention to the small details the joy of Motherhood swells in my heart as I witness my children's amazing creativity.

They got every detail down just perfect from the ground underneath...

to the food in the animals mouths...

to even providing shelter for some of the animals...

to making sure there was plants and greenery...

and trees...

And even tree frogs in trees...

They even found a nice pond for Mr. Plesiosaur...

Sometimes I get so carried away in getting it all done, in staying caught up, in keeping up the housework that I don't appreciate these special moments. Before long, these boys of mine will be outgrown of Lego's and creating scenes with their animals. Before long, the tubs of toys will be replaced with computers and crazy posters all over the walls. Before long, there will be a sign hung on the outside of their door that reads "Boys Only" and I won't even be permitted to step foot inside....

I better start enjoying these messes. They only come around once a lifetime!


Jaimee said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely post!
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Tonii said... Best Blogger Tips

You are such a wonderful mommy! It truly does fly by and it can be so hard to live in the moment...but so incredibly rewarding when we do! :) I LOVE your blog, you inspire me to be a better thank you!!

Rachel Kaylynn said... Best Blogger Tips

I love reading your reflections on motherhood, they are such an encouragement. You are a great a mommy!

Sell...Party Of 4 said... Best Blogger Tips

Best post. I need to remember this instead of being mad over the mess.

Mama Pea Pod said... Best Blogger Tips

What a very sweet post!

Alison said... Best Blogger Tips

Fab post! I love looking at the scenes they create and models they build, don't love it so much when they pull out every toy they own and don't appear to have played with any of them!!

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YES! This is what it is all about! These moments are the hidden treasures found in the wonderful gift of motherhood. I love this post. Thank you for reminding me to get down on their level and look at the world through their eyes!

Shari said... Best Blogger Tips

I just LOVE those pictures! And, the food in the mouths are hilarious! I'm always amazed at how creative children are, too.

Jon sometimes gets so frustrated with the kids' messes. I try not to get frustrated, because I know this stage in life is so short, and someday I'll really miss those messes. PLUS, I find that it's so much easier to clean the kids' messes than it is to clean our piles of paperwork, etc.

Big D and Me said... Best Blogger Tips

Well said! Kids creativity is so fun to see whether it's dressing up or playing with toys. Glad you wrote this - good message

Amanda Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute and such a great post!