15 January 2010
Living the Magic
I don't make New Year resolutions and this year was no different, however inspired by Joslyn's post about the magic in her children's life I am focusing my parenting skills on encouraging the magic in my boys' lives.
Yesterday we went to the local playground and L said something to me that just stopped me in my tracks. He is an confident and assertive child which at times doesn't go down too well with other children who don't know him. I explained to him that he needed to bring his level of enthusiasm down a bit when playing with a few of the children at the playground. When I asked him if he understood what I was saying he said "yes mama, I need to act sensible".
That just blew me away and I immediately felt guilty about quashing his natural magic.
We currently live in a prehistoric jungle where Krakatoa is always exploding with massive lava flows and baby dinosaurs are always hatching, I am of course the mama T-Rex. It is a noisy household, but it is so much fun. This what needs to be encouraged, the world can be a sad place as the Haiti tragedy only too cruelly shows us.
I was reading a terrific story yesterday about this amazing 16 year old girl sailing solo around the world. She's living the magic and while I don't know if I would allow my boys to partake in such an adventure, I really do hope that whatever magic they want to bring to their life, that I am there to encourage it and share it every step of the way.
Have a happy day.