Sunday, June 19, 2011

Big World

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We all have our memory of what our childhood was. Still images forever encapsulated in our brains of our lives at some point in the relative past. And whether or not these images we have captured even begin to represent reality is really non-important. Because they are ours. Our childhood memories. Our perceptions of a world that was ours for exploring.

As a parent, you can't help but wonder what your children will look back and remember from their childhood. Which images will they have they locked away in their heart to carry them through some challenges faced in adulthood. For selfish reasons, I hope they choose to hone in on our Saturday morning dance parties, laugh attacks and Popsicles in the tub on wash hair nights. Or perhaps sibling slumber parties, doggie caves in the living room or the messiness of baking with Mommy. All of these definitely mark my favorites of raising littles. Surely they will manage to block out the piles of laundry or short tempered parenting skills that are so readily a part of everyday living too...right?

To share in a child's perception of this world is such a treasure. This just might be my favorite part of parenting. I mean, when else can apartments become "cute little towns", sky scrapers transform into "castles"and weddings spontaneously occur daily on the fireplace? Tea time with royalty in your pajamas or balancing your budget. You choose.

You can imagine my excitement to discover that Molly's personal camera has a USB port to upload pictures. Spend a moment looking at the world through the eyes of my daughter? Um, yes please!

Little glimpses of her mighty big world...




















How lucky am I to live in it?!

5 comments:

Katy Ricken said...

I love the Alphie picture!! That cracks me up!

Max said...

I am in LOVE with these!! I think she has quite the artistic eye! :)

the lowes said...

oh this is toooo cute, and perfectly said Julie. love yall!!!

Mary Anne said...

How neat you were able to see what Molly deemed worthy of a photo - what a great perspective!

Tiffany said...

Yep, absolute greatness. This was a terrific break from pathophysiology cramming. Sigh. What a reminder of when life was simple...