#87: Embrace the fun, frustration and freedom of children

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I have an 18month old son and a 3 and a half year old son and every day my family life is bubbling with an incredible concoction of fun, chaos, frustration, laughter, love and imagination. Within a span of 10 minutes on any given day, I can reasonably expect to get a spontaneous ‘modern dance’ performance from both of my children (they love jumping and shaking their tush’s to the song Karma Chameleon!), some type of splatter of goopy food all over my kitchen (oatmeal and smoothies seem to stick well on walls), crying or protest over one thing or another (such as washing hands), and a ‘kids say the darnedest things’ comment or question that has me grinning ear to ear (my son said to me “mommy, my bum hurts…I have a headache on my bum”). haha.

So much happens in a day and it’s tiring, wonderful and wacky. I love working with children for these reasons. Don’t get me wrong…it’s not easy, but it’s all worth it. The hilarity of children is often a perfect juxtaposition against some of the more serious issues discussed on this blog and brings me back to a place of humility, presence and down to earth joy. The BBC video that just went viral is the perfect representation of this and clearly, resonates with so many parents and anyone who loves children. I couldn’t stop laughing! The joy of children; their freedom is something I am very grateful for. No matter where you are around the world, who you are, or what you do, children could care less about those labels and simply bring you back to a place of authenticity. What a joy. I love this article in The Telegraph outlining how the BBC video is the perfect concoction of a comedic masterpiece.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the role children play in your life, funny anecdotes you have, or your reaction to the video.

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2 thoughts on “#87: Embrace the fun, frustration and freedom of children

  1. When I am with children, I go into a wonderful world. They are exhausting at times but such a joy especially as they discover and navigate their worlds.
    Enjoyed reading your post.

    1. Yes, agreed–they truly are a joy, especially during the early years as they discover so many things for the first time! Thanks for your comment!

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