Excuse me a moment, I have to go and feed our unicorn. Be right back.
Sorry, where was I? Oh yes, I wanted to ask you something. If you had to tell me what you thought would make a childhood magical, what would you say?
My natural inclination is to answer like I was living the Enjoying The Small Things life. This woman is freaking incredible. I am often floored by her amazing gift to make everyday experiences feel like they’re coming straight out of a fairytale. Her way with words, the kinds of photographs that she takes and the way little moments become big memorable ones, leaves me yearning to do the same. Not in a jealous, “I need to be her” way, but in a “Oh my word, my kids would love this too” kind of way.
So to an extent I try and bring the magic to the every day mundane that my kids live out.
We are all about the tooth fairy, when “Farmer Christmas” comes we go visit him and his fairy at Uncle Pauls and gosh darnit, I will try my damnedest to make parties awesome. It’s not something I do because I want to show up other Moms or kill it on Pinterest (although I wouldn’t complain about that last one), I do it because I want my kids to be able to look back at their childhood and remember all the fun things that we used to do. Remembering their childhood and feeling warm and fuzzy about it is important to me.
But I think I’ve been getting it all a bit wrong.
Yes, of course those things are fun and dare I say, important, but they’re definitely not the most important.
If you had to find one of my kids right now, sat them down and asked them what their favourite thing is that we do at home, do you know what they’ll say? Friday night pizza and movies. I know right? How can it be so simple? And yet it is. Obviously they really enjoy their parties, get super excited for all the imaginary people visiting (that I am going to have to explain at some point) and love doing the planned fun things that we do, but it’s clearly not what they enjoy the most.
Warm and fuzzy childhood memories don’t have to be magical. They just have to have the whole family together, focused on one thing and having fun.
So that’s what we’re going to do more of.
And as they say, a family that onsies together, stays together. Well that’s what I say anyway.
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— Snap: cindyalfino (@CindyAlfino) May 8, 2016
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