I’m an advocate of positive thinking (most of the time) ever since my mum bought me a self-help book to help me through my bumpy teenage years. While the name of the book escapes me now, the underlying message stuck with me and luckily, our family trait or gift, however you like to see it, is to look at the funny side of situations which can be somewhat negative.
Call it a typical northern sense of humour or is our witty Welsh blood, I’m not sure, but either way it makes like just that little bit nicer.
Take this photo for example. There are so many situation throughout the day with my lively and inquisitive toddler which scare and stress me, but I do try as often as possible to see the bigger picture. Here he’s using his initiative and grabbed the kitchen step to try to play with the bowl of soapy water which I’ve just filled up.
It resulted in a pair of wet sleeves and a change of clothes only 30 minutes after getting him ready for the day but the thought process and moment of messy play, not to mention giving me a fab photo opportunity and 5 minutes to tidy the living room far out weighed the inconvenience of a quick change of a jumper.
This is just a snippet of the situations we find our selves in on an ordinary day, typical for any toddler I’m sure but I hope he keeps on reaching high and pushing boundaries as the world’s his oyster and experience is there to be enjoyed.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth