Thursday, December 30, 2010

Child-like Ceativity

I was in the middle of packing the boys suitcases when I was pulled away because of a crying baby. I should have known better but I left the open suitcases on their dresser. As I was sitting in the couch comforting my littlest one I noticed something out of the corner of my eye.

What was it?

It was two piles of clothes being pushed around by two little boys and their now empty suitcases. I asked them what they were doing.

Any ideas??

They were pretending to be snowplows moving piles of snow. :)

I could have so easily been frustrated or angry(truth be told, I was a tiny bit before I found out their thinking) because it caused more work for me. But I want my boys to be creative. I don't want to stifle their imagination. I want them to be little boys. Far to often my expectations of them are unreasonable and not age-appropriate. I need to find balance in the craziness that is motherhood.

Conversations with a 2 year old

We were on way to grandma and papa yesterday for snowshoeing and dinner. Casey was meeting us there after work, so it was just me and the boys in the car.

Corbin: I want to go to the lake and see the boat
Me: Well honey, we can't today. The boat isn't in the water right now.
Corbin: Why, Mommy?
Me: Right now is winter time. In the winter we have to take the boats out of the water because the lake freezes.
Corbin: Funny, mommy. It freezes like a Popsicle! I want to eat the lake.

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