Sunday, October 28, 2012

Point + Shoot : Lifestyles Of The Young & Blameless

Oh to be four!

The highlights of this weekend for me were in seeing Magoo  live it up.

Whilst most of my time was spent 'behind the scenes' or juggling the rest of the family's needs
- grocery shopping, cleaning, feeding the troops, preparing, planning and parenting mostly solo
- his was spent in the moment.

With swimming lessons,  a trip to the beach, midday naps,
a neighbourhood progressive dinner, a school fete and an afternoon under the sprinklers
- this boy's weekend was a beauty, if you ask me.

It's so satisfying to reflect and take stock of just how enjoyable his childhood is.

I may not be a 'Supermum', a glamour queen or a domestic goddess  -
but I like to think that I shine at putting my heart into making simple 'Magoo memories'.

He isn't indulged and I'm (apparently too) strict -
but I want nothing more than for Magoo (and Missi) to look back on his (her) childhood with so much to smile about.

In fact, I want that for every child.

What age would you choose to be?

Linking with Lou's Point + Shoot
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Shar :-)


Anne Downing said...

Looks like a great weekend!

Alex aka WHOA MUMMA! said...

I'd love to be 18 again with no responsibilities and endless possibilities. Just for a little bit. A sleep in would be nice, too.

Shelley said...

Awww Magoo. Four seems the perfect age! xo

snowingindoors said...

I get told I'm too strict with the kiddos too! Oh to be four and play in the sprinkler again :)

Mama of 2 boys said...

You are a beautiful Mama Shar and your little lovelies will have wonderful, fun and happy memories of childhood, I'm sure. And kids like strict by the way, nothing like setting boundaries for them, they thrive on that kinda stuff. Fab pics of Magoo's weekend of leisure xo