Thursday, 19 June 2014

random conversation with the kids


The other day the kids and I were having one of those strange conversations that seem very grown up but could only happen when talking to children. You know how they ask those deep and meaningful life questions so innocently? I don't mean the birds and the bees - they've asked about that and I've told them (age appropriate obviously). I mean those philosophical life questions that no one can definitively answer. We were talking about what love is and I quickly decided to write down what they were saying. Here's what they came up with...


And then (since they were on a roll) I asked them about what is most important in life...


They bounced off each other so they often said the same thing in a different way but I really love their answers and it makes me think I'm not doing a half bad job as their mum. I also think I should be doing a lot more of those things myself!

And as quickly as the conversation started, they ended it and went outside to hunt for beetles.


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27 comments:

  1. Oh Lucy what wonderful lists they wrote! I would say you are doing an absolutely amazing job as a Mum.Being a teacher( for longer than I care to remember these days!) I have often wished all children could have these thoughts and beliefs about life. What great children they sound! Alison xx

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  2. I love that eating your dinner is important (well, it is!)

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  3. priceless and precious, Lucy! Those are certainly answers to be cherished and proud of in your little ones!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  4. This made me smile. :) The lists are so sweet! You are doing a fantastic job with them!

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  5. they live for the NOW.. and everything is new to them .. something we tend to loose as we get older ..sad at times to consider x enjoy their innocence and celebrate that they still have it x

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  6. Awesome list - I especially approve of "being gentle". That is actually a major topic my husband and I discuss a lot. I am afraid people are not usually very gentle with themselves. Very cool lists.

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  7. Obvs you are rockin the motherhood thing. Awesome kids... Man if only the world world eat their dinner it'd be a much happier place! Oh, and world peace.

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  8. Oh so wise! My kids would probably say "lego and cake", they are, after-all their mother's children!

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  9. adorable!!! You're doing an amazing job.

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  10. That is so sweet - you gotta love these moments :-)

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  11. You are obviously doing an amazing job bringing these kids up! Wish all parents were as qualified as you for parenthood! :-)

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  12. I'm glad they took time from vital beetle hunting expeditions to think about the important stuff in life. So sweet.

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  13. that's lovely! You must keep that forever :-)

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  14. Have the kids read it in ten years time. You will all value it. Keep it forever.

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  15. Wonderful, put a date on it, hold it until they are grown, then give it to them. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  16. Oh happy heart, how priceless!!

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  17. lovely - so precious - I think they are off to a great start - congrats mama and papa

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  18. not a bad philosophy for anybody to live their life by, out of the mouths of babes as they say

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  19. I love that both of them listed eating ;o)

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  20. Sound like great people in the making - well done!

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  21. I love it. They too will love reading it when they are older. My boy loves the stories I have written about funny things he did and said as a little one.

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  22. Oh so cute! Great idea to write them down. I hope you keep it till they're adults and show them. I like how Joan says being gentle. Does she get told that often? I need to follow the exercise direction.

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