Beauty

The theme in the Gallery this week is Beauty.

Since having Little Z my entire perspective on life has changed. I guess this is a natural passage into parenthood isn’t it? The way you are no longer the centre of the universe, your child is. The way things matter more now, or less now than they did before my little boy came along. Or the way we plan our outings, with much more planning and much less spontaneity.

One big thing that I realised recently, since Little Z has learnt to express himself through words of one or two syllables, is how I’ve rediscovered things through his eyes. He is discovering his likes and dislikes and nice things or pretty things are “nice!” whereas things he doesn’t are simply graced with a vigorous shake of the head.

His perspective on nice, beauty and interesting are so lovely to see. It can range from a little daisy to an adult sized football to his latest pair of trainers (which I’m pretty sure he gets from his dad!).

On our most recent trip to the Lakes there was a rare moment of silence where he admired the massive and very beautiful lake.

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13 Comments

  1. Older Mum (@Older_Mum) September 12, 2012 / 10:21 am

    Just lovely, I love that woolly hat – he looks very snuggly puggly. My Little A is defo centre of the universe!

  2. Herding Cats September 12, 2012 / 11:08 am

    I think we lose sight of the real beauty of the world until we see it through the eyes of a child again.

  3. lauracymft September 12, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    He looks like he is staring intently at the lake. Lovely post!

  4. Kelloggsville September 12, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    ‘Nice’ lol

  5. Emma Garratt September 12, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    Aww a lovely post. Beauty is different to us all and the lake and nature definitely are stunning x

  6. Emma September 12, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    Lovely post. I love what they find to be beautiful at this age! 🙂

  7. Molly - Mother's Always Right September 12, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    This has really made me smile. You’re so right – seeing things from our kids’ eyes is such a gift. And a real insight into their own character. That lake does look pretty impressive though, I’m not surprised he was in awe of it!

  8. Funky Wellies September 12, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    A very nice post with the photo to match.

  9. Planet Penny September 13, 2012 / 5:30 pm

    Beautiful, and it’s lovely to rediscover things through a child’s eyes

  10. jane @ northernmum September 14, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    Can he say no yet? Bb favourite saying is no like mummy….

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