TaoKnitter recently shared a video of child beauty pageants that made me stop and wonder about what people are doing to their kids. Children are not meant to be trussed up like dolls – they are meant to be children!
And what does “being a child” mean? My dear boys haven’t had much face time here lately and I’d like them to help me show you exactly what “being a kid” means in our family.
It means free play. Down to throwing sticks in the lake to make sure all wood floats.
It means friendship and teamwork. Because you can’t haul a giant kelp by yourself.
It means learning new things. Even if Mommy is nervous – she knows that risk is inevitable.
It means family. And love love love love.
I don’t know how it happened- but my boys, different as they are, are best friends. I could not be more blessed. And I will remind myself of this next time I’m ready to wring their darling little necks… Kids!
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