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July 21, 2012

To Be a Kid Again


Earlier in the week I posted this picture of Daddy and B, conquering the pulley system at the children's museum last weekend. 

I can't quit thinking about it.  I absolutely love the look on Daddy's face. 

He often smiles in pictures with the girls (when he's not deep in concentration, making sure they don't lose their balance, or working really hard to complete a block tower), but this one is different.  It's a look of pure jubilation...kind of incredulous, even.

It made me think about these couple of pictures I posted last fall.  This was the first time for me to take the girls down the "bumpy slide" (as they call it) at the orchard.  They had a blast...and so did I!




It's reminded me how having children brings out the kid again in all of us.

Certainly I had belly laughs in the 10 or so years before the girls were born...but prior to the last three years, when was the last time I collapsed in a fit of tickle-inspired giggles?  Chased around the den on all fours, to the tune of Pink Panther?  Went down a big huge slide, just for the fun of it?

I didn't know to expect this awesome gem in the midst of parenthood.  But for this -- and so many awesome surprises -- I am very, very thankful.

3 comments:

Johanna Baker said...

You both look supremely happy... and pretty adorable having all that fun!

I dug out all of my old Barbie dolls and My Little Ponies for the girls. I'm pretty sure I have more fun playing with them than Cam and Gray! :) I LOVE that having kids gives us an excuse to act like a child, if only for a little while. :)

Mandy said...

I had some of these same feelings today as the ladies opened their gifts. There are more than a few I can't wait to play with!! Marble maze=AMAZING!!!

T-7 hours till our departure!

Barbara Manatee said...

I love those moments! Parenting defintely is a lot of work...but it also brings a lot of fun!

 
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