It’s Time to Slow Down and Enjoy the Now
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I remember, as a child, wishing and hoping beyond hope that I would grow up soon. Really soon, and fast. I couldn’t wait for high school, to drive, get a job, get married, have kids and just be a grown up. It looked so easy… and cool. You could do what you want when you want, eat what you want without asking permission first, stay up late… it had to be fantastic, right?
Now as a grown up, and a mom, I encourage my children to take it slow. Take time to smell the roses… and blow the dandelions.
I want them to not just take a dip like their mommy, but the dive in… have funny face contests underwater… see who can make the biggest splash.
Sure, when you grow up you can get dressed up and look pretty… but when you’re a kid you can “dress up” and be anybody you want to bed. There are so many costumes left to try on!
I don’t want my children to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground, but the reach for the sky… touch the stars.
I hope with my encouragement they will enjoy their childhood instead of wishing it away.
Gymboree, one of my favorite children’s clothing companies, firmly believes this as well. They recently released this beautiful video I wanted to share with you about celebrating cherished moments in childhood.
What are some of your most cherished moments with your children?
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