Thursday, February 4, 2010

Creating a childhood

This post by Priscilla Shirer has made me so happy today. I have actually been thinking about how to create the best childhood possible for Amelia a lot lately. That's why my laundry has been piled up, and I can't remember the last time I cleaned out the refrigerator. But I did take a 30 minute bath with her the other night and we played and giggled and had so much fun. Then we snuggled in bed together and giggled some more. It was past both of our bed times, but it was fun.

The smells of my childhood are so vivid in my memory today. Like the smell of chicken fajitas on my brother's birthday, or barbecue chicken on mine. (We were not hard to please!) The smells of fried chicken, cornbread and chocolate chip pound cake remind me of Cliff's mom. I want Amelia to remember the smells of goodies baking and bubble bath and the dirt that we will definitely be playing in when the weather warms up.

Little things are really the big things, and that has been so evident to me lately. So don't think I'm gross if you open my fridge. I'm just too busy taking bubble baths.


Grammy said...

Those are the best times of your life with your sweet liitle girl. Those other things will always be there, but she will be grown and gone before you know it. Cherish every moment. love mom

lindey said...

well said!!