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little-girl-playing-mommy little-girl-smelling-roses little-girl-playing-pretend-in-the-city I am constantly reminded that they are always watching everything we do. They as in my kids, not something totally paranoid or political. I am reminded by the way they talk and interact with each other, by the things they say to others and the things they say and do when playing. This last one is a big one, I often have an pretty equal amount of oh crap, I said that moments and oh my goodness they learnt that from me moments. Kids when playing are at their most innocent, they say what they think or remember and do what they know – and they test it out during playtime. Often things they have learnt from friends, at school, or even the tv (yes we watch tv) creep in during play time. I try not to be the listening in type, but it’s pretty hard not to. Playtime is one of the cutest times, because it is so honest and imaginative. It’s something we as parents (I know I do) wish they would never grow out of – but we know they will, because we have. So I listen in, sorry kids. And I soak up these amazing moments, I also learn to stop doing something (whoops) or do more of something else, because they are always watching.

Yesterday as Harlow carried her bunny that needed to be wrapped in a blanket to stay warm and she sang to her, kissed her as she told her about the things she saw. I wondered where she picked this all up from, where did she learn to be such a sweet little Mommy to all her dolls and animals? And then I watched a little closer, and I realized that all the songs, even the little kisses, her words and tone. and even her little gestures were things that Chris and I do to her and King. And then, well then I picked her up wrapped her in my arms, sang to her, kissed her and talked to her about all the things I saw.

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· November 8, 2013 · in Daily,Real Life


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Marsha Thomason November 9, 2013 at 12:11 am

I love this post and as a new Mum, it’s a great reminder that she’ll always be watching.


Marsha Thomason November 9, 2013 at 12:13 am

Also, Harlow’s coat is too fierce!


Shelby November 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm

What a touching story! It gave me goose bumps, thanks for sharing!


Surabhi November 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

What an adorable story AND a great combo of animal print and breton stripes.


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