Sunday, 20 May 2012

Listography - Top 5 Things I Love About Kids

One of the posts I really missed doing over the past few weeks was Kate's Listography (Kate Takes 5).  It has changed slightly from a weekly event to a monthly occurrence which means that I have 3 or 4 weeks between posts to get ridiculously excited for the next topic!

The theme for May is "Top 5 Things I Love About Kids" and I've listed mine below.

1.  Utter Inappropriateness
Have you have thought that someone was a complete and utter dumb dumb and never had the guts to say anything about it?  Just tell a child your secret and they will do the dirty work for you.  Easy peasy!  Also, any toilet humour that happens behind closed doors will no doubt be made very public knowledge within a matter of hours of it happening.  You don't really have much choice in the matter.  Only a child can get away with doing things like this.  You, however, end up looking like the dumb dumb in the end.

2.  Seeing the Joy in Extremely Random Things
Children can make you see the world from a completely different point of view and possibly make you remember things that you had completely forgotten.  Who thought that a cardboard box could bring so much joy or that dirt could be so interesting?  It makes me smile just to think of how excited my daughter gets as she discovers the world around her, making me look at things differently, even changing the way I interact with others and approach situations.

3.  "I did it!".  Learning About the World
Watching my child learn and seeing her accomplish tasks on her own for the first time is one of the most wonderful things about being a parent.  Seeing the pride in her face as she exclaims 'I did it!'.  Yes you did my baby, and you will never really understand how proud I am of you until you have children of your own.

4.  Random Acts of Love and Kindness
My daughter will gaze deeply into my eyes or simply grab me by the face (or ears!) and plant a big fat smacker of a kiss on my eyes or nose or cheek.  Whatever she can find really.  Then she walks off.   Completely unprompted acts of love and kindness are something that children love to do without even realise the true effect that they leave on their recipients.  I treasure these moments and realise how unconditionally my daughter loves me.

5.  Creative Kiddie Language
A 'cat' is a 'khak' and 'I love you' is 'uv you'.  'Bubble' refers to bathtime and 'bet' is 'bed'.  I know what my daughter means and she tries extremely hard to get the words out correctly.  She says them with such conviction that it's hard not to smile and just accept what is given to you without having to try and correct her.

All I want to do now is sneak upstairs and watch my daughter as she sleeps.  I can't wait for her to wake up in the morning so that we can share these precious moments again.

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1 comment:

  1. Aw I love this one. Numbers 3 and 4 especially - I can see your love for her shining through. Beautiful. :)

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