Tuesday, 4 June 2013


I've found so much about having my daughter is about getting back to basics.

Foremost I rediscovered the importance of family. I newly appreciated the roles of my parents.

Then there were occasions and celebrations, suddenly I wanted them special again. Christmas could be so much more than a day to drag yourself through with a hangover! Who knew?

I want to make. I want to make keepsakes. I want to take photos. I want to preserve and record and appreciate. 
I want to turn normal stuff in to special stuff. Euna and I have our own little breakfast ritual in the mornings, we do it every morning and I know I'm making a forever memory. 

And the weather. The seasons. Suddenly I'm really aware of them because part of me is seeing them for the first time through her... I think "Oh snow ok." Then I think "Euna's FIRST SNOW!" And it's new again. 

Only in some ways it's better because this time because I have an adult head on my shoulders. Unlike Euna, I'm not seeing my first snow then getting distracted by the bow on my shoes I haven't noticed in fifteen minutes. I can look at it for minutes and absorb it. I know the facts about snow and I know the magic that every single flake I can see is different. 

Enough with the snow... It's GLORIOUS! 
My point... Kids are cool at simplifying everything. Sometimes that's not the best thing. Like when I have to read "Stick Man" to Euna four times in a row and the mundanity of it makes me want to beat myself around the head with it. Other times that's great. Like today when we got a baking tray of water, some plastic pots and a couple of Happyland dudes in the garden and had a great time. She didn't care I'm feeling a bit fat, we didn't have to think about how we've overspent sorting the new house out and a world of other bigger and smaller brain-space-tenants were miles away. 
Just some sun and some water and all's good and new through these Mummy-tinted-glasses. 
Not a fan of the sogginess...
Ni Hao Yall


  1. Love this.

    Mummy tinted glasses is such a great expression.

  2. Bahaha ... you are so right about Christmas. Once you have a baby it becomes more than dealing with your crazy family and nursing a hangover!
    You look beautiful!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

    1. Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
      Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

      (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  3. I love your posts, often I find that you are feeling the same things I am with Violet. :)

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

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