Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thankful Tuesdays: What playing house teaches me

We were having one of those Mondays. You know, those where the Monday blues doesn't just tail those who drag themselves to work, but also lingers about at home. It was raining, and Junior J was restless from being coped up at home most of the week. The baby was, well, just being his usual monkey self. So I threw a blanket over the baby's playpen, and told them to go have a picnic inside the "house". And they did. They busied themselves, crawling in and out.

They explored. The big boy busied himself setting up food for a picnic. The baby was busy testing the roof.

Eventually of course, the roof gave way from all that activity.

But I was reminded of a few lessons:

:: That kids don't need expensive toys to be happy.

:: That sometimes, the simplest things can give the greatest joy.

:: That we need to slow down, and look at the world through the eyes of a child. We should take time to appreciate the things that we have. The roof over our heads, the food in our tummies, the time we have together.

:: That when sometimes the world seems to collapse around us, eventually it would get straightened out again.

And I am thankful that God has blessed me with these two. I may have to teach them many things, but they too are teaching me things each day.

What are you thankful for this week?

Mum in the Making


  1. Yes - I realised yr second point recently too. K spent more than half an hour playing mummy alone in her sister's disused cot, quietly putting her soft toy babies to bed!

    I told her she was such a great mummy, cos her kids were not fussing where my baby (B) was!

    1. Awww, that's the nice thing about girls I think, they can play quietly. The boys were making such a racket! But yes, simple always wins!

  2. My boys also love playing houses. We bought them a mini tent and sometimes pretend to camp in the jungle with fake bonfire and fake food :) but the kids love more playing houses using blanket, pillow and chairs and then pretend that it is raining outside so all of us would cramp into that tiny little house for shelter.

  3. I love it when we play house together, with just a simple piece of blanket :)



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