04 September 2006

Moral of the Day Monday

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the day off and spending time with your families!

We've taken it pretty easy today, but have had lots of fun. I enjoyed sitting on a park bench and watching my children's imagination at play. I think I miss it a lot of times - their inner aspirations coming out in their free play. But when I really focus in, I am amazed at what I see!

I imagine Jonah will be some kind of stunt man. He has speed, strength and very little fear. And he loves a physical challenge:

Adriana would make a great performer - maybe an actress, perhaps a playwright. She's always poising for the camera. Always pretending to be someone else:

I am very touched by this picture because Drew has hemiplegia (specifically, right side asymmetry). He was in physical therapy for a year to catch him up developmentally. He has worked so hard and has overcome so many limitations. So it pleases me to see him reach a little higher and face obstacles head on. I see a little gymnast in him:

From what I can tell, Sasha is going to be a very serious little girl. She seems so pensive; loves to study her surroundings. At 9 weeks old, she makes very good eye contact and is trying to babble. She has so much to say, I can just tell!

If I could sum this up into a moral, I guess it would be to take the time and just sit back and watch. Watch your children's imaginations come to life and you might learn a little bit more about them.

17 comments:

utmommy said...

Great moral. Sometimes I forget to do that, but everyday I try!

Morning Glory said...

Lovely thoughts. And your children are really precious!

Carrie said...

So true! If you don't take that time, before you know it, it will be gone! You have such cute kids! Looks like a fun family!

Julie said...

Sweet. What cute kids.

EmLouisa said...

Beautiful kids. Thanks for the reminder.

Zoe said...

Sasha is so beautiful. Lei, I think that she looks the most like you out of your children. She sounds kind of like you too!! :)

Valarie said...

great post, and Go Drew!

Brony said...

Great lesson indeed. Sometimes I think it's just as important to jump in and play. All to often we forget how to do that, or worse, we tell ourselves we are too busy.

Love the post and the photos.

The Constant Gardener said...

My kids, especially Little Boy, constantly amaze me with the things he comes up with during his free play. It's so much fun to watch! Kids are great!

sheri said...

I'm never disappointed when I "make" myself stop doing whatever mundane chore I'm working on and just sit and watch my kids. It's usually where I find the most peace in life. Great post!

Nettie said...

Finally blogger is letting me comment! I love your moral and the pics of your kids. It sounds like a perfect way to spend labor day! And I can't believe how much Sasha has already grown up!

Nicole said...

Beautiful moral and beautiful children. THanks for shanring.

txmommy said...

cute, cute kids!

txmommy said...

cute, cute kids!

kfk said...

Sasha has a great summer tan!

Kristen said...

Great post; great moral. I really do try to do this. I love watching my kids play and see their imaginations grow. It's such fun.

Your kids are beautiful and precious!

Sunny said...

I love to watch my kids, and wonder what life has in store for them. I can't believe how grown up your kids are getting!
Your "lesson" reminded me of the song "Let Them Be Little". They just grow up too fast!