In the moment!

Day 2 SOLSC

How do kids get so much pleasure out of doing the tiniest, most ordinary things and just living in that moment?! As our grandchildren grow up, it never ceases to amaze me how an ordinary moment in time brings each one such delight! And sometimes we are there to capture it….

Like trying to stand on your head!

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Or dropping rings into a pool when you’ve just been told to collect them all as it’s time to go home!

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Or enjoying the delights of your birthday cake themed in your favourite blue!IMG_0490

It’s all about the moment and somehow kids find it, without even realising and I guess that makes it what it is!

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29 thoughts on “In the moment!

  1. Well, I don’t live in the US either, so I caught your post early my morning, probably your after lunch time already 🙂 The photo of your grandchild throwing the rings in the pool reminded me of my brother when he was 5. We were visiting an uncle who lived in the countryside. My brother and my uncle’s son decided to throw into the swimming-pool all the furniture and also my mom’s watch. So nice that you have the opportunity to capture your grandchildren moments. My mom used to have a notebook where she wrote all the funny things her grandchildren did. You cannot believe how much the actual grandchildren love that notebook now that they are young adults and my mom is gone. I wonder what would happen with our memories in this digital age when we write less and less on paper, and from the moment we publish something online, we don’t have intimate moments anymore.

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  2. Kind of like what we are challenged to do this month- revel in those tiny moments and immortalize them in words. Your pictures were great. How lucky to be able to see your grandchildren you are!

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  3. This is such a lovely post and the second I’ve read today about the value of slowing down and appreciating the little things. These words resonate with me: “an ordinary moment in time brings each one such delight!” May our search for slices this month lead us all to increased insight and moments of delight! Thanks for sharing your words and photos. OH..and that’s some cake!!

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  4. We adults could use more of this childlike, in the moment wonder. It’s my favorite thing about teaching: observing the unexpected bliss kids create for themselves.

    Love the photos.

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  5. This was a wonderful way to begin my day: reminding myself the hidden tidbits of joy that are just waiting to be found. You are right: kids find them easily and this sparked me to try a bit harder today to do the same. =)

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  6. I am loving the use of photos in your post. I may try this on one of the days. I love thinking about you cruising through your pictures trying to find the best ones to show that kids find joy in strange and unpredictable places. Thank you for this.

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  7. Your post on Two Writing Teachers caught my attention, so I clicked the link and I’m glad that I did. I love the line – “It’s all about the moment and somehow kids find it” – this is so true! I loved my childhood, but it’s fun to live a second childhood through my children.:) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Revel in those moments…we had five kids and they were pretty much the most precious and stretching years of my life…I have to live out the moments now, through grandchildren and my students….delightful but never quite the same!!

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  8. I really enjoyed the photographs with your post! I live on the West Coast of the US and usually post in my afternoon or evening time, after many, many, many slices have come in. Some days I like to start browsing with the early birds who are out of the country and post almost immediately when the challenge opens. Otherwise, I would only tend to see the people who post around the same time as I do, and I would miss so much diversity and richness and so many interesting posts that way. Thank you for sharing your grandchildren with us today!

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