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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A CHILDLIKE SIMPLICITY

I remember a simple time. A time when the smallest things could make me happy. It was called childhood.

As I sat and watched my grandchildren over the holidays I drank in their sweetness. 

Watching a favorite video with your sister provides feelings of closeness. A moment of love.


I remember playing house as a child. It provided hours of simple fun. I wonder why it all becomes so complicated when we grow up.


I had forgotten how much fun it is to play with Play Doh. there is just something about the simple act of squishing it out into ribbons and then mushing it into a big pile. No pressure to create something perfect, because it is perfect just as it is.


I had forgotten what it is like to be woken up before dawn on Christmas morning just to have to sit on the stairs in wide eyed anticipation, waiting for your parents,


and the face says it all.


Seeing how simple things can be from a child's point of view has made me realize that maybe it isn't all that hard to simplify life. Maybe, just maybe a step back in time is all we need.

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25 comments:

  1. we think too much. we worry SO much. we don't trust enough.

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  2. I enjoy watching Tiger play and his childlike focus on simple things! Growing up we get too much in our heads!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. What precious grandchildren. Puts a big smile on my face. Nothing is more precious than our time spent with them, huh?

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. There is nothing more precious.

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  4. Oh and the SMELL Of Play Doh. There's nothing like it! I had a BLAST the first time I bought Play Doh for the kids to use here! :)

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    1. Oh i Know. Doesn't that smell just take you back!!

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  5. I think that is why it's such a treasure to have children. It's a chance to relive childhood in a way. My boys loved play doh when they were little. Some things never change. Classic toys are the best!

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    1. I think the wonderful thing about Play Doh is that it is simple and lets the child use their imagination. That I hope will never go out of style :)

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  6. through the eyes of a child all will be revealed my mum once said, lol, such beautiful family moments you captured and shared

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  7. Your grands are so adorable, Laura. I am so happy you are planning to live near them! Susan

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  8. Laura, Those were the days. For us, for our children, now for our grands. I try to think back to when I would feel so very excited to get something nice. Or anything at all. The joy of it. I remember a small box of candy from the Moose lodge and a free movie from our local theater. Joy-Joy-Joy. Blessings, thanks for sharing your photos. so cute. xoxo,Susie

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    1. It really is the simple things that bring joy to a child.

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  9. I think you're right. Just reading that brought back the odor of Play Doh in my mind, and I haven't had it around in so many years!
    Brenda

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  10. I love playing with our grandsons, in the play doh and cars, lego etc. It's so much fun to be a kid again. Your grandkids are sweet and I'm sure you enjoyed every minute with them.

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    1. I did enjoy every minute, Pam. It is so much fun to be a kid again.

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  11. They seem so genuinely happy. So sweet to see.

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  12. Oh I think we all need times like this. Perfect just perfect. Hug B

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  13. What sweet grandchildren you have. Took me back too.
    Debbie

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  14. Hi Laura! They look adorable. Thank you for sharing these sweet photos and post with us.

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