You Melt My Heart

So, this layout just makes me smile. I used all Close to My Heart products and did a TON of hand-stamping on everything from the background paper, the circle frame, to the home-made bingo card (yes – I cut out all those little squares and stamped on them!) This is a photo from when Emily was two – and it’s so fun to go back and revisit things from so long ago. We spent quite a bit of time tonight on homework. And, even though she’s NINE, she’s still just a kid – and I need to remember that. We need more moments like these where she’s happy as a clam out on the front porch, making a giant mess – and nobody cared she was making a giant mess. In fact — I thought it was a great scrap-worthy moment!

At what age did we start saying “Don’t make a mess”? and “Work first, play later?” and “Stop whining?” (well – yeah, ok — we’ve ALWAYS said that) — but my point is – we expect so much from our kids and sometimes it’s good to remember that it’s TOTALLY ok to make a mess — and to get messy — and to love every minute of it. To find the joy and the bliss in the simple things.

Thanks for stopping by!


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