Monday, January 7, 2013

THEY'LL GROW WITH YOU, MATE




As we drove to the beach the other day, Dave and I caught a glimpse of Zeph taking a good long look at his legs. Moments later he asked;

"Umm Dad, how will my legs still fit me when I grow up?" 
"What do you mean, mate?" 
"I mean, when I keep growing up into a school boy, will my legs still fit me? I mean, how will they work" 
"Oh, they'll grow with you mate, they'll keep up with the rest of your body"


The innocence of youth, easily the most intriguing and beautiful thing i've ever witnessed.


In my story I stated that 'having a child was almost as good as being one'. I was referring to the excellence of my own childhood, but these days I beg to differ. Raising children, watching them grow, guiding them through new discoveries and teaching them that their legs will grow along with the rest of their body is easily the most excellent thing i've ever experienced. Easily.

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28 comments:

  1. That's the best. How super cool and sweet is Zeph! x

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  2. Em that is ever so cute. Kellie xx

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  3. Absolutely bloody adorable! And how good was Dave's reply - bless ya's all!
    I just hope one day I will be having beautiful convo's like this, with my own littles.

    Sar xx

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  4. seriously these are the best moments of parenthood. my son asked one night "when will i get married?" when I told him later, he thought about it and said "on the weekend?" - i just love their whole thought process! and your right, it's way better than being a kid yourself x

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  5. That is just so sweet.
    I cannot wait for Toddler C to start really talking...I am desperate to know what is going on in that head of his!

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  6. Bless! My 4 yr old declared across the kitchen table.. I love you so much mum..and dad...
    I love you just a little bit more.

    apparently..."its only a little bit mum!?!?!"

    Heres to living in the now!

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    1. ahahah Lisa, this is utter brilliance!

      xo em

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  7. I remember when my brother was four and asked my mother when he would get boobs like the rest of us, (my dads a bigger guy, and my sister and I are much older) I still die just thinking it about it. Kids are so darn pure, and they certainly do ground us. What an inquisitive little Mr you've got there. xx

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  8. So precious. It's true, it is the most amazing thing ever, this parenting gig. Although I could do a stint as a kid again just to play with my own- that'd be tops!! Xx

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  9. Little cutie. I love a child's take on life. They are so observant and clever. x

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  10. So sweet, and you're right, those little moments make you so grateful for the magic that is parenthood... and make up for those slightly less magical moments :)

    xox Lilly

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  11. That is just too adorable! I love what little children say {most of the time} because let's face it, sometimes their honesty can be a killer. :)
    Have a happy day!
    Misty

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  12. So bloody cute! he's such a sweetie.

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  13. oh yes. the best, easily. have a gorgeous day- stay cool :)sarah

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  14. Oh bless him! I cherish little conversations like that :)
    x

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  15. Traci Sparkle DevlinJanuary 8, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Oh bless his world! That's the cutest thing ever.

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  16. such beautiful innocence! I miss that x

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  17. Adorable. Happy new year beetleshacks! X

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  18. Adorable. Happy new year beetleshacks! Xx

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  19. Oh my. That's just so cute. xx

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  20. I love the way they think. Today one of my boys said "so do steam trains use human water so they can move?" There's always a little surprise around the corner (good.. and sometimes not so good!). I just created two simple lined notebooks using Blurb (Google it) and added their photos to the cover, which I'll keep by my bedside and add their comments and questions to as the year progresses. So often they say something funny or intriguing, but I forget - don't want to forget these things! Alison x

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  21. Cuteness, Love that you wrote it down! I need to do this...:)

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  22. what a beautiful story...one for the memory keeps that's for sure. x

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  23. Reminds me a bit of when my little brother was just that, little. And my Dad thought he'd be cheeky and ask him "what comes out of your bum?". My little 4 year old brother replied "legs!". I love the minds of little people, they are more clever and lateral thinking than we can imagine. You have a very thinking young man there. xxx

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em