Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Children Notice...

A while ago I shared with you this picture taken by my 3 year old son. I was so chuffed by a few more that he took on the day, that I had to share them with you... just so you too can get an idea of how a small child sees the world...

While he was taking this picture, he said "This is Mummy's shiny hair..."
(thanks son, for making Mummy look so skinny!!!)

A shot of the candle that was on the table from dinner the night before...

Some cutlery that he placed on the napkins - all his own doing!

The box that I had some of my stuff in for making stamps, and the magazine that I was using as a cutting mat so I didin't mark up my one that I use for fabric. I love the way he notices the colour and the way it pops.

It makes me wonder what else our little ones notice that we totally miss. Do they see a frown on our face when they do something we don't appreciate - or do they see the way we look at them with love in our eyes because they are just so precious to us? Do they just see the groceries at the checkout, or do they notice the tired look on the checkout person's face (personally I think it's the latter - the number of times my 2 have smiled, waved, talked to or "helped" the person behind the checkout are too numerous to count!).

Take time over the weekend to "notice" things around you at a slower speed - more like a child would. These moments may end up being so precious to you later. What's your hurry? 
Life is to be lived.


  1. I love what kids notice too... Glad the jpg tags worked ok. I carved the stamps out of the same stuff that I have now found in an art shop. If you would like the details of the shop just ping me an email as I think they are happy to post orders. Loved the homemade xmas gifts too busy girl.

  2. That's a lovely post. I remember noticing different things as a kid, and my little one (3 and a half) is always seeing things a different way, and coming out with those hilarious sayings as a result! She loves taking photos as well :-)


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