Let Them Be Little Project

IMG_5223eIMG_5216eIMG_5200eIMG_5229eI 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!

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0 thoughts on “Let Them Be Little Project

  1. littlejampotlife Reply

    Oh how lovely is this! He reminds me of my boy! and i love his hair and leggings! We love to do things like this, the most simple of things but really do cherish them a lot. Thank you for your kind words at the end! xx

  2. Amelia @ Oh Little One Sweet Reply

    This is so lovely! I totally agree, while big events like holidays and Christmases can often blur into one, I too remember the more simple moments far more vividly. Things like making flower perfume or making a den for ladybirds in an ice cream tub, or eating cornflakes out of a special bowl at my grandmas’s house. I too wish we could help them to remember these moments, which is why i am so pleased I blog about them. Lovely post. Joe is the same age as my little boy Freddie! Born July 2013 🙂 #letthembelittleproject
    Amelia x

  3. ohlittleonesweet Reply

    What a lovely post. I totally agree, while big events like holidays and Christmases can often blur into one, I too remember the more simple moments far more vividly. Things like making flower perfume or making a den for ladybirds in an ice cream tub, or eating cornflakes out of a special bowl at my grandmas’s house. I too wish we could help them to remember these moments, which is why i am so pleased I blog about them. Lovely post. Joe is the same age as my little boy Freddie! Born July 2013 🙂 #letthembelittleproject
    Amelia x

    1. hellomistermagpie Reply

      Oh, ladybird dens, I remember those too, they were the best! How lovely that our boys are the same age! I’m starting to wonder how little Joe is nearly 2 already! Look forward to seeing your posts in the linkup, and to joining in with the #letthembelittleproject xx

  4. hellomistermagpie Reply

    Ah, thank you.The simple things really are the best, I sometimes have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy them! xx

  5. mirari Reply

    we made something like this (could I say girly-like? :)) too and wendie enjoyed it a lot.

    1. hellomistermagpie Reply

      He he, the girly version of this game sounds good! Everything went into Joe’s water play, stones, toy penguins…!

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