Life Through A Child’s Eyes…

Whilst walking home from school earlier this week I said to Mia ‘oh isn’t it a miserable day today’.. she looked up at me and said ‘well the sky is a little grey Mummy but look at those flowers, they are beautiful’. She didn’t think the rain and dark clouds were so bad, she embraced the beauty of the snow drops that grow just up from our house. And every day since she’s stopped to look at them and said ‘see Mummy, it’s not a miserable day, they are so bright and pretty’.

Life changes when you’re a parent, you swap nights out for nights in, heels for flats, takeaways every other night for home cooking… but it’s not just how we live life that changes, it’s how we look at life. Before the children came along I didn’t care for much, I was frivolous, I didn’t appreciate much, if anything. Life to me was just what we had to do. Nowadays I take in everything, the way the sky bursts with colour, the way the leaves float to the ground on a crisp autumn morning, the hearty belly giggles of the two little people I created.

I created them, they lived inside me for nine whole months, I bought them into the world, this world, a world that gives us so much. I’ve watched them grow, I’ve held their tiny hands as they took their first steps, picked them up when they’ve fallen, wiped their tears and tickled their toes. I have my down times, times where I lose hope, lose the power to enjoy. But then I’m reminded by a little smile or a tight cuddle that life is worth so much. That I don’t need expensive items, or tequila, or six-inch heels to truly live life.

Why wouldn’t I appreciate everything when I have been given the purest gift of all?

Life through a child’s eyes is fun, every day is new and exciting and filled with possibility. The simplest things bring happiness.  Children give us enthusiasm for life, hope for the future and joy in our hearts. They’ve given me a gift, the gift of appreciation. Appreciation for the world around me, appreciation for life and appreciation for simple pleasures. They’ve reminded me that pure, complete happiness is still possible.

And they don’t even know it.

Take a chance, splash in puddles, go as high as you can on the swing, laugh like you don’t have a care in the world. I think we all need to look at life through a child’s eyes once in a while,  take everything in and appreciate the beauty of the world. Just stop for a minute, enjoy the moment, life through a child’s eyes is a wonderful place to be.

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15 Comments

  1. Musing Mum 28th January 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Leave it to the kids to give you some perspective on the important things in life! I totally feel like this when I watch my toddler experience things for the first time; catching snowflakes, playing with a puppy, seeing a plane, feeding the ducks. There is so much wonder and beauty in the world, and sometimes it takes my daughter’s reaction to remind me of this. One of the many reasons I’m so grateful to be a parent!
    #fortheloveofBLOG

  2. Roxanne 31st January 2017 / 12:35 am

    Beautifully written ❤️❤️❤️

  3. catherine 31st January 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Oh I really needed reminding of this today.
    My 18 month old finds such joy in the world, I don’t ever want her to lose it. #postsfromtheheart

  4. Mrs Mummy Harris 31st January 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Here Here!!! by the way your photography is stunning! definately made this post little bit extra special and to appreciate its beauty #PostsFromTheHeart

  5. Luschka van Onselen 31st January 2017 / 8:36 pm

    That’s beautiful. It’s amazing how much changes when you have children, and i think being able to see the world anew is one of the blessings of having children.

  6. Mummy Times Two 31st January 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I love this post so much. It is exactly how I believe that life should be. We should all view the world like our children, looking for the joy in the small things. Thank you so much for linking this post up to #PostsFromTheHeart and reminding us all of just how important this is.

  7. The Pramshed 1st February 2017 / 10:09 am

    Ah fab post, and you’re right. Today is a grey and wet day however there is so much to be thankful for. If we were miserable every day it was grey and wet, we would be pretty miserable for a chunk of the year. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  8. Patricia 2nd February 2017 / 10:12 am

    Love this post dear! They grow up so fast!

  9. Lisa 5th February 2017 / 10:31 pm

    A Great post. We’ve had a pretty rubbish time this past year and I felt pretty down in the dumps quite a lot. I had to force myself to think positive and try and look on the brightside. The bright side are my kids who I adore so now I try and see the positive in the things that we do and try and push away the negatives.

  10. Amy Stainthorpe 6th February 2017 / 8:30 am

    Ahh I love this and you are absolutely right. The pleasure kids take in the smallest things that they see and we take them for granted x

  11. Hayley McLean 12th February 2017 / 3:50 am

    How lovely and you are absolutely right <3 Thanks for joining us at #sundaybest, hope to see you again tomorrow x

  12. Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid 12th February 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I was just the same before I had children and now they make me notice and appreciate things so much more. Thank you for linking up to #sundaybest x

    • Chloe Weir 12th February 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Thankyou for having me! Will be linking up to this week’s later xx

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