....is a little girl's treasure.
We all get them. Dandelions. They grow so fast and so tall telling all your neighbours you haven't mowed your lawns and most people I know hate them. There are a weed, and not something I treasure. The following post is why I love children, (especially my child) they can see beauty in the world where us adults can't. A weed, and a reminder to do yard work turned into an hour of fun and exploration for my wee girl... Something so annoying (to me) was adored by Sophia, I will never see dandelions the same again...
|Hey mama, Look what I found...|
|Isn't it pretty?|
|They smell so pretty|
|Here mama, you hold them for me...|
|Just a few more....|
|Let me just have another sniff|
|I insisted on bringing them inside so Mama|
put them in water for me...
|And they took pride of place on the living room mantle...|
We had such an awesome time outside. Sophia loves the outdoors and especially flowers. She sniffs every flower she sees (even those in books and magazines). I was amazed at the time she took to pick nearly every single dandelion on the lawn. Its moments like this I really cherish being a mama, watching them discover the wonder of the world around me. So often she teaches me to see the world in a new light, no longer is a dandelion a weed, it is just a beautiful flower in an inconvenient place.