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September 22, 2014

The Wonder Years

Image: Flickr/Oli Young

Image: Flickr/Oli Young

“Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.” (Marcelene Cox)

Life with children can be hectic and harried. Between driving them here and there — from ballet to a birthday party to buying new shoes to replace the ones we just bought them that they’ve already outgrown — it’s easy to forget why we had kids in the first place!

Does anyone else remember staring at your kids’ toes when they were first born? For hours? Everything was so new, and it was easy to be bowled over by the sheer wonder of it all.

After a while, though, you start to take for granted some of the most amazing things life has to offer. The unique smell of your kids after a bath. The perfect layout of freckles across the bridge of your son’s nose. The way your daughter hums to herself as she draws. Today, do yourself a favor and take a moment to really see your kids. They truly are a wonder.

2 thoughts on “The Wonder Years

  1. Just wanted to say I am in the Wonder Years! I have six boys ages 33 to 10. I wonder how I could have survived life without them and sometimes I wonder if I will survive the teens and the baby! I also wonder where they get their ideas from!

    • Six boys!? You deserve some kind of medal for bravery, Lou Anna! Tell me: what’s your secret for staying ScreamFree with all that testosterone in your home?

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