My Kids Were Here: Shaping their childhood

by Melody on July 18, 2013


Each week I will be sharing a different photo, something that throws me right back into the little moments of joy that my kids create.  Something that reminds me.  My kids were here.

Do you ever feel like you are just playing at being a parent?  Or a grown-up?  When I think about all my childhood memories and experiences, I can’t begin to imagine that I am responsible for shaping those memories for my kids.  How is it possible that I’m in charge?  I swear my parents must have felt more grown up than I feel right now.

The weekend of the 4th of July, I was going through all of our pictures we had taken over the last few days.  Our kids picked blueberries, rode tire swings, ate donuts fresh from the fryer, pet alpacas, lit sparklers while the sun set, made homemade ice cream, had water balloon fights, stayed up too late and went to bed smelling like sunscreen.  Like a storybook childhood.

I didn’t force these memories, they weren’t manufactured.  These were just little moments that will hopefully turn into big moments when they think back on their childhood.  Maybe we’re doing okay at this parenting thing.

If you have a photo you would like to share, go ahead and send the photo to me at beautifulfrugallife {at} gmail {dot} com with the subject title “My Kids Were Here”.  Please include a paragraph or two letting us know what the photo means to you or what moment it represents.

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