Thursday, February 14, 2013

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
Joining with Leila & co over at Like Mother Like Daughter


Violas.  They keep on blooming, so lovely. Still adding to the garden, thanks to "The Language of Flowers".


I think I have been asking Jean for 4 years now to just draw one picture of a house, or anything other than a tank or a dinosaur or a galactic colossus.  Martinus, much better but a little unstable today, was in tears:  he could not remember how to draw windows on a house.  His sweet older brother stopped his math lesson (very generous of him...) to demonstrate the drawing of a house.  Finally, now I know what he will draw if ever a psychologist should ask him to draw a house.

 You need to hear the hollering and shouting to understand - Martinus is in there.  It was not serious, nor dangerous, he wanted to be in there and went down slowly and carefully. But then he wanted out.  And the other three wanted to launch a rescue attempt in style, and did not want me to simply tip over the pipe...

Unscathed, if a little unsettled. 

Oh, there is the lid...
The rule is that lids are not toys. But honestly, I simply cannot feel serious enough about lids - they are mine, and kitchen utensils, and yes, they have other toys, but they make such great shields...  I guess I will be washing spiderwebs and soil off  lids for a couple of years to come.

So there, it can be done. Contentment, in everyday life! Sometimes I wonder if this could be everyday life, we have so much to be grateful for, surely it must be more than just everyday life? (And other days, I think, surely everyday life cannot be this hard.  On those days I usually do not blog. Hehe.)

1 comment:

  1. Precious moments ~ I can remember my kids taking lawn chairs and ropes and creating magical kingdoms.