The Joy Of Children…The Ordinary Moments

The Joy Of Children…The Ordinary Moments

It’s really obvious that children are great and a joy to have around. But there are times when you notice it more and also times when you really appreciate them. This week was one of those times.

My mum was taken into hospital earlier this week and it was a scary and worrying time. We didn’t tell Alice, as she is a real worrier and also old enough to understand hospitals and people being poorly. There was no reason for her to know. But Holly came with me to the hospital to visit nanny, she is only 3 years old and she doesn’t really understand it. Nanny looked like Nanny, just led on a bed. She saw a bruise on my mum’s foot and she assumed that was why she was in hospital and we all just went along with it. If only that was the truth.

Having Holly there brightened up my mum’s day and she was a welcome distraction, at a time when we were waiting for answers. Children can make these times a lot easier. They still bring happiness and laughter wherever they are and whatever the circumstances and I’ll always be grateful for that.

I love that as this age they just accept things, they don’t question and they see life through rose tinted glasses. All Holly was interested in was seeing her beloved grandparents, having cuddles, doing her stickers and being carried to the car by uncle David, as we ran to get out of the rain.

Thankfully my mum is now home, is doing ok and taking it easy.

Joining Donna at What The Redhead Said for The Ordinary Moments

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6 Comments

  1. 29/04/2018 / 21:22

    Hi

    Just came across your blog for the first time! Glad your mum is OK now!
    I agree children are like sponges, but they are remarkable when they are able to just carry on with life.

    Katie xx

  2. 30/04/2018 / 14:47

    I’m so glad your mum is home now, I hope she’s on the mend. How lovely that Holly was able to cheer you all up without realising it.
    Nat.x

  3. 04/05/2018 / 14:16

    I really hope your mum’s ok and I think you made the right decision with Alice – there’s no need to worry them x

  4. Lovely, and great to hear that your mum is doing okay now. Your post reminds me of when I was a teenager and my (significantly older) brothers had kids who were 0-5 years old. I absolutely loved spending time with the kids, for the reasons you highlight here. They didn’t mull over things all the time like all my teenaged friends. There was no real drama. They just lived every moment, enjoying the little things, laughing about silly stuff, etc. It was hard to stay a moody teenager in their company! x

  5. Lovely, and great to hear that your mum is doing okay now. Your post reminds me of when I was a teenager and my (significantly older) brothers had kids who were 0-5 years old. I absolutely loved spending time with the kids, for the reasons you highlight here. They didn’t mull over things all the time like all my teenaged friends. There was no real drama. They just lived every moment, enjoying the little things, laughing about silly stuff, etc. It was hard to stay a moody teenager in their company! x
    #ordinarymoments

  6. 06/05/2018 / 20:33

    Glad your mum is doing okay hope she is truly on the mend now? Love this picture of Holly and her rainbow dress. You are totally right they really do brighten up the dullest of days xx

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