Curiousity Monkey

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Flowers and rocks; on a forest wandering day.

Oh the wonderment of a child.

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Sofia, my daughter, and I went for a forest trek. She noticed something red in the grass.

So, we investigated…

Then this happened!

Another reason why forests are a favourite childhood exploring time.

Five minute Friday: Fall

Children are the most beautiful thing in this, my, world. I fell for you when you were a peanut in an ultrasound photo.
Whenever I sit down on the floor you practice your running long jump. As your body slams into my chest we fall back as our legs fly into the air. The sound of you laughing and that pure joy in your eyes makes me light up while my heart beats fast, for you. Exhilaration…

Your playroom is my latest project. Daddy is the King of do-it-yourself and this room he will build is going to make you jump out of your skin with excitement!

A sneaky hidden reading nook. A craft table with all the fixens. That easel grandpa made me. Ooww… A wall of chalkboard.

Up until now I have felt I am protecting you from falling. This is good, isn’t it? I’m not so sure. Most need to live and learn, for themselves. The hard lessons are usually the ones that make the biggest impact. But you are my baby, toddler baby.

So designing this space is me letting go just a little. I have big ideas with vision that surpasses what the room can hold. I’m talking treehouse with slide and swing. Climb, climb and explore!
I know that you are a very independent little soul and will likely grow up faster than some. So I will nourish and enjoy “playtime” for all it’s precious moments. Let’s do this!

Mommy will always try her best to protect you from falling. The falling that hurts and leaves a scar; inside or out.

In the meantime I’m going to teach you how to fall safely. Hopping on cushions, climbing ‘mountains’ and zooming down that slide as fast as you can. Even if you want to go head first…”Cring”.

Those are my Five Minutes on the prompt “Fall”.
Every Friday The Gypsy Mama posts a word prompt. For five minutes you set the clock and write, unscripted without worry of grammar mistakes or if anyone will even read it. Just because we love to write.

www.lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/

Take a look at the link and try it out. It’s freeing and quite eye opening what comes out of a single word.

Five Minute Friday: Imagine

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Beyond the Horizon…
Over that rainbow….
The ‘what if’ of the world. That part of everyone’s mind that operates how a child thinks or plays.
Starting the day imagining…
That smell, oh my. Ah. It’s my bed.. The mattress is a warm, freshly baked loaf of bread. My bedposts are chocolate banana bread. I love that as soon as I sit up the windows of my cottage in the trees open up to singing birds, spring fresh breeze, ocean waves, a light rain shower followed by sunshine.
Ha. I imagine no war, no poverty, no abuse or racism. The world is healthy and strong.
“Imagine all the lonely people” £; Great song!!
I wonder who imagines more often. Is there some type of census or study? Does culture have much to do with it? More so left brain or right brain thinkers? And what amounts to change or a positive impact on a fraction of the world?

Imagine; no barriers of the mind, built within a mind.. Does that even make sense?

Free like a child. Innocence to imagine anything is possible, and right in front of you.
Let’s preserve the ability and joy of imagining, anything.

Those are my Five Minutes on the prompt “Imagine”.
Every Friday The Gypsy Mama posts a word prompt. For five minutes you set the clock and write, unscripted without worry of grammar mistakes or if anyone will even read it. Just because we love to write.

www.lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/

Take a look at the link and try it out. It’s freeing and quite eye opening what comes out of a single word.

 https://bubblemomentpages.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/the-cuban-time-capsule/

Monday Motivator; I WISH I might…

one wish, or hundreds?

one wish, or hundreds?

These wishes are waiting to be formed into what is most beautiful for the ‘wishee’. Some wishes have many pieces to them. Some float around just wanting to be heard but never carried out. Some wishes are hidden in memoirs and wills. Some wishes will never be heard and others are last wishes.
I was originally planning to post a photo which speaks “wish” to me as part of a Photo Challenge here on WordPress. That obviously did not pan out, but it was a source of inspiration nonetheless.

It’s funny to me how dandelions are a symbolic tradition of making wishes when anyone that you talk to whom suffers allergies would rather wish them away.

I want to challenge people today, to make a wish on behalf of or for someone else.Think outside of the box on how to impact someone’s day, life or thinking process. Then simply, Make a Wish.
Make it and blow it into anothers’ world.

I was originally along the thought process of carrying out a wish or dream for another person. Then I was thinking that might get much more difficult to conduct successfully; or maybe not.
It depends on you!

THINK…Who needs some time to themselves? Maybe take them to your favourite place. Maybe watch their children for an hour.
Get a gift certificate for an experience that a friend has always wanted to try.
Help to brainstorm on that next business venture or book idea.
Be a mediator in a difficult conversation; wishing towards a relationship renewal.
Research, then pass it on.
Pray for someone.

Wishes are endless and don’t have to be expensive or larger than life. Open your heart to someone and give a wish.

My wishes are for wealth, health and success in my life and for my family and friends;…. to be vague and larger than life.
Lately, my front-runner wish, that I can share, is to have the confidence and some type of support service to import my blog to Bluehost.

What is your wish?

 

http://suzie81.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/acts-of-kindness/

Monday Motivator; Let’s Party like it’s 1989

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Or 69, 78, 99…
It is officially ‘May 2 4’ weekend in Canada. This is a time that marks the beginning of warm nights, patio catch up and camping with friends and anyone who ends up at your site.

I, on the other hand, have not celebrated this holiday in that way for many years. Now all I can think is “will the fireworks display and it’s cheering onlookers being performed across the street wake up my baby”. Am I uptight?
I feel I have just gotten caught up in schedules and being the responsible mother. I haven’t focused much on being me; all sides of me. It’s not just that, some things feel like more of a hassle; like if there’s excessive travel time or if nothing is guaranteed.
Who out there feels this is going on in their lives?
I say we just let go, within adult reason, and roll with the punches in a more carefree manner.

How often do we give up an opportunity to listen to that part of ourselves that wants a bit of what we had?
How often do you catch yourself holding back?
Why? I’ve said it before; everything in moderation. In each stage of life we change, adapt, grow and hopefully become better versions of ourselves. So, why do many mothers hold back.

‘Back in the day’ I would get a phone call asking to go away for the weekend and have my bag packed then leave all within 20 minutes. ‘Back in the day’ I would put all my house cleaning on hold for days to go check out a concert, have lunch with a friend, spend hours walking with my camera and some music or read a book under a tree in the park.
‘Back in the day’ always seems to refer to a time of no rules, letting loose and a time with more unconventional options to experience. ‘Back in the day’ should reflect 2 weeks ago, not a century! That’s not how it works though is it. Some things should stay back in the day. Those 80’s haircuts and clothes, for example.

I’m going to take this day and run with it. It’s okay if my daughter breaks her routine to experience fireworks. Having wine on a Monday, Wednesday or Sunday afternoon is the ‘r’ in relaxation.

Let’s live now. Not yesterday! Let’s teach our children what true happiness looks like.
I’m easy-going; ‘then talk the talk’. I’ll try anything once; ‘well walk the walk’.
Always wondered about a nightly event; go check it out. Try something out of your comfort zone.

I’d love to hear what you tried!! No matter how simple, it’s all good!