Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Remember When...

Remember when it really was the simple things in life that brought the most joy? An old pair of Mom's high-heeled shoes made you feel like a princess, a blanket tent held together with clothes pins was the best fort imaginable, and the laundry basket wasn't just for laundry. Play-doh could be anything (even a snack for a gross little brother) and finger paints were liquid freedom. You never thought about the mess - only about the fun. And what you could do and make all by yourself.

Those are some of the things I really look forward to as Chickster grows. Hopefully he won't be interested in the high-heeled shoes or the princess part, but I can't wait until he is learning to use his imagination and explore the world. He's already started on a small scale, and I love it.

He was playing in his room the other day and decided to dump all the toys out and play with the $1.49 tub from Wal-Mart. He had a blast.

So I decided to see what he thought of the laundry basket that just happened to still be in his room because his lazy Mommy had finally finished putting his clothes away from two days ago. It was a hit.

Life's made up of the simple things, you know. I hope we can keep enjoying simple things for a long time. Pin It


  1. Anonymous3:36 PM

    I can't wait to see this kid again... and his parents too. Love you guys.

  2. Curly4:12 PM

    I thing you need a bigger laundry basket. And HE needs a refridgerator box!

  3. Remember those huge canisters your dad brought home from somewhere... Ya'll hooked two of them together to have a two story tower...and cut windows...etc. All the neighborhood kids loved that cardboard fortress for the few weeks it survived the kids and the elements.