A Reminder From the Universe

I needed a little reminder.  I love how independent my kids are around the house, but I forgot how much pleasure we all get when I put the iPhone aside, stop cleaning the kitchen or folding the laundry, leave my projects aside… and just sit and play with them. Not an activity or a project, but plopped-on-the-floor, making-silly-voices, and imagining-the-world play.

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This morning, the game involved Oliver’s parking garage, his trucks of the day, and this dog Eleanor brought back from my folks.  (Victoria’s Secret, only the classiest for my gal.)

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The gist?  The dog sliding down the ramp and then the trucks rolling under the dog.  Full throttle belly laughs.

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Why this set up and these toys?  I’ll never know, but it was one of those moments as a mom when the stars align and you realize what a gift and a privilege it is to be home with your children to witness belly laughs because a lingerie dog was sliding down the parking ramp.

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xo

Charlotte

p.s. What does it look like when the clouds part and peace washes over the independent play time?
Exhibit A: They’re playing “Sick.”

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