Simple Sunny Sunday Sayings From My Little Girl

“Look at me, Mommy! I’m going up and down on the see-saw with no hands.” My little girl exclaimed. Then with a tickled look on her face, she said, “You can do it too Mommy! You just have to be careful and balance when we go up and down.”  Though just about everyday my soon-to-be three year old has some wisdom to bestow, on Sundays, I often reflect on what I have learned from her. As we went up and down on the see-saw, singing Quinn’s made-up song, “Let’s go up; now lets go down!” it brought out the child in me.

Later, I reflected on the ups and downs that occur in life and how I must sometimes hold on and endure the ride, and other times I must be brave enough, like my little girl, to go hands-free and let loose a little, especially when I may not have any control over the situation. Sometimes, what appears to be disconcerting to adults is just a walk in the park or ride on the see-saw to children. I’ll have to keep this in mind and maybe even apply this analogy as Quinn gets older and experiences some ups and downs.

All the best,

Tanya

Simple Sundays Sayings from My Little Girl

2016-04-11 17.57.41Some of the best shows involve children from “Kids Say the Darnedest Things” to Steve Harvey’s new show, “Little Big Shots.”  My little girl, who will be three in the coming weeks, often amazes me with her displays of wisdom that are far beyond her years. Just the other day when she saw that I was upset, she said, “It’s okay mommy. Just take a deep breath and use your imagination. Imagine that you’re happy!” She reminded me that it all starts in the mind. There are times when I allow the little things to impact my day in a negative way. Then, there are times when it carries on and snowballs throughout the course of the day. Focusing on the positive and even imagining that I’m happy actually does work. It puts me in a better mindset and makes me feel good inside.

Now if only Quinn would take heed to her own advice when she is upset because she can’t get that toy she wants when we go shopping or frustrated because she’s having a difficult time doing something. I’m confident that as she becomes older she will be able to imagine that happy and calm place from within and we will share wise advice to one another.

All the best,

Tanya

Silly Sunday Sayings: What My Little Girl Says About Boogies

Though closely related to the Boogie man, kids never got too worried about a visit from the Booger man.

Though closely related to the Boogie man, kids never got too worried about a visit from the Booger man.

Who hasn’t heard the phrase, “Kids say the darnedest things?” As my little girl continues to leave toddlerhood and enter the preschool phase, her outlook on life and the way she interprets it ceases to amaze me. This evening, Quinn, her father and I were driving home from a restaurant, and she said, “I need a tissue! I have a boogie in my nose!” I let her know that we’d get her a tissue as soon as we got home, which was just about ten minutes away. Moments later, she informed us that she was all better and could breathe again.

“It’s okay! The boogie’s gone now.” When her dad asked where the boogie went, she responded, “He went to be with his family.” Of course, I don’t want her thinking it’s acceptable to use her finger without a tissue to get rid of a “little nose blockage;” nevertheless, I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself as I asked her where the rest of his family was. To that inquiry, she never gave a direct answer, so now I’m wondering if there is a family of boogies somewhere hiding in my car.

All the best,

Tanya