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Mommy Mondays: Child-like Discovery

by Kimberly on February 25, 2013 · 1 comment

One of the joys of having a child is that you are forced to appreciate moments. To stick your head above the busyness of the daily grind and be present…even if just for a moment.

For me, it seems that many of these moments occur during periods of discovery. Times when the little inner scientist inside my kids comes out and leads them to a discovery, to something they hadn’t noticed, done, or considered before. For example:

  • A couple weeks ago, my son discovered that, with just a little support from his daddy, he could pluck out on the piano the melody to the new song he learned at school.
  • Last week, my son discovered that if he sat down on the large pile of snow and pushed his way to the ground, eventually the snow would compact to form a snow-slide.
  • This morning, my daughter discovered that, if she folds the placement in a U-shape and stands it on it’s side, it won’t fall over.

One commonality between these examples is that they involved PLAY. These little bursts of discovery were a direct result of fearless creativity and exploration. They serve as a reminder to me that I should not only notice and appreciate being present, but should also remember to stick my head above the computer every once in a while and allow myself to explore, experience, and create.

Then see what child-like discoveries of my own emerge.


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Emily Keeling March 17, 2013 at 11:35 am

This was an awesome post, Kimberly! I have learned many of the same lessons from my nieces and nephews. I try to take at least a few minutes out of every practice room session to improvise, play, and see what happens. Thanks for sharing!

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