Friday, May 14, 2010

Belly Laughs

"While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.”
~Angela Schwindt

Yesterday when I picked Little Chick up at preschool it was such a lovely day (after all the rain and cold weather we just had) that many of the moms just let the kids play with each other out on the front lawn of the building. The teacher in me (or maybe it was the child) started to sing some counting songs with them. All of the children were giggling and running around.

One child discovered that there was a little hill of grass that sloped down towards the school. He went right to the top, plopped himself in the lawn, and proceeded to roll down. Little Chick saw this and, of course, jumped into this fun game! Before you knew it, all of the little munchkins were climbing up and rolling down. They bumped into one another and all you could hear were belly laughs. They were sweaty and their hair was covered in freshly cut grass, but they didn’t care! Watching this filled my soul with such happiness! I began singing, “There were ten in the bed, and the little one said, roll over, roll over.” The kids kept asking me to sing more each time the song ended.

It was so “simple” and so “perfect”. It was one of those moments you want to capture in time. I wondered how many of us allow the inner child to roll through the grass like we used to? The children were so silly and the laughter was contagious. At what point do we start to get “serious” and lose a bit of the “silliness”? I always try to be silly with Little Chick, but as with all of us, things have to get done (endless dishes, laundry, bills, cooking, etc) and we can get tired. I took a mental note, however, of what simple and free fun all of the kids had. It reminded me to let lose and let my inner child come out more often!

Little Chick on Mother's Day happy running around with the ribbon from my present!
Little Chick is my greatest gift!

21 comments:

  1. thats soo much fun!! She sure is a precious gift!

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  2. Hi!
    Love those “simple” and so “perfect” moments.
    I blog hopped onto your blog from BZZ's
    I just wanted to say that you really have a cute blog, will come back for more updates here.

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  3. What a sweet moment! It's so much fun to be silly and bring out our inner kid!

    Glad you found me... I'm following you now!

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  4. Love it! That's the sort of thing you're going to remember for ever and I'm sure it's little, pleasant memories that Little Chick with think of when she looks back on her childhood when she's older.

    By the way, Little Chick has the most beautiful hair!

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  5. I still enjoy a good roll down a hill... Nothing better!

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  6. Those are the best days! I think we have those moments everyday, if we are just still long enough to appreciate it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Glad you found my blog! I'm following yours now too :)

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  8. Those are absolutely the best moments in adult life. It's so freeing! Watching your children like that and hearing that laughter is one of the best parts of being a parent. This was such a lovely story, and I'm so glad you shared it! Perhaps it will remind us all to be a little silly with our kids today!

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  9. Returning the FF love! I love your blog, the header is adorable!

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  10. Rolling on hills is the best part of childhood!

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  11. That sounds like such a precious day! :)

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    Come by and see what it is.

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  13. Hey!

    I just wanted to let you know that I have given you two awards, I'm including the link so you can stop by, pick them up and pass them on! (=

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  14. Awww that's so sweet. Sounds like a fun time was had by all :D

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  15. Wow. Those simple sweet moments are pure bliss. What precious gifts little ones are!

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  16. Isn't it amazing how laughter like that just sort of makes all your worries melt away? Those moments are always the best part of my day...especially when they start laughing soooo hard that no sound comes out at all! Glad you had a good day!!! :)

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  17. Glad you came by. Your blog is adorable and so is your little chick! Your about mama hen post hit a chord with me. Following you as well. Looking forward to getting to know you more.

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  18. I know what you mean. I love how kids can enjoy the most simple moments in life. We could all learn a lesson or two from them!
    Big Fat Mama

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  19. Your daughter and puppy are adorable! Thank you for following me, I'm following you too! Can't wait to read all of your posts!

    BTW, the layout on your blog is amazing! =)

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