Alexandra: (batting her eyes) It's a beauty mark.
|Placing sprinkles on bananas and peanut butter|
She sleeps in a tiara, wears a tutu with sweatpants, and fights with her brother over whether her imaginary jewelry makes rainbows or not.
Perspective is a magical thing. If one looks from the wrong angle, life can be pretty dirty and ugly. I want to borrow my daughter's viewpoint. Maybe she wears a lot of bandaids because she gets scraped up along the way, but she embraces her pretty bandages as accessories. If she can turn a chocolate covered scrape under her eye into a beauty mark, then what else can transform with the right attitude?
She is going to do amazing things. Your kids have an amazing perspective from the creativity and self-confidence you've given them. Thanks for the wonderful story.ReplyDelete
I hope so, Lisa.Delete
From the mouth of babes. Isn't it amazing seeing the world through their eyes when we take the time to slow down?ReplyDelete
It certainly is. Slowing down is the hard part. There's an old Alabama song that comes to me sometimes and helps me remember: Here's the You Tube link: http://youtu.be/6slibTD9MF0Delete
Love, love, love it. The world needs more Alexandras.ReplyDelete
Perhaps. My guess is that the world might not be prepared for this one. Look out!Delete
You don't have to borrow your daughter's viewpoint, Brandi - I've seen you in action in other venues and I have no doubt you had a part in instilling such creativity and optimism. Please tell the children that Alexandra is right on this one - imaginary jewelry does indeed create rainbows!ReplyDelete
Aw! Thanks, Shel. Apparently, imaginary jewelry shoots laser beams, too. Might be useful.Delete
Brandi, you have the TRUE heart of a mother.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading my mommy ramblings!Delete