I love how it is sometimes the small everyday moments that develop into clear and lasting memories. Birthdays, Christmases and summer holidays can sometimes blur into a combined remembered moment, or more of a feeling…that English beach holidays were somehow always sunny, or that Christmas was always freezing cold!
Some of my earliest memories are very specific…picking forget-me-nots in the garden, eating chocolate biscuits with hot chocolate at my grandparent’s house, playing in newly dug foundations of a house extension! Strange things to remember maybe, but these were obviously things that mattered to my four or five year old self. I often think about which moments will form as memories for Mia and Joe. Sometimes I wish I could help them to remember particularly happy points in time.
Whilst Joe is probably too young at 21 months to form long-term memories, I try to find new activities for him to experience, and hopefully enjoy! On Tuesday we made the most of the gorgeous sunshine and I set up some water play in the garden. A tub of water, a plastic tea set, some stones and collected grass, twigs and flowers from around the garden, kept him happily playing for hours. He served me cups of tea, warned me that they were ‘warm’ and encouraged me to slurp them loudly!
I am excited to be joining in with a new project – Let Them Be Little. The project is hosted by Natalie at Little Jam Pot Life and is a weekly collection capturing and cherishing moments and memories in childhood. Natalie explains the idea behind the project here. Do join in and link up if you would like to!