“Look at all of the wishes, Mama!” Astrid says as we pass by the yard that needs to be mowed.
I love that she doesn’t call them dandelions or even flowers. Just wishes because that is what you do with them.
“Mama, I can make hundreds of wishes today just standing right here!”
And she does. She blows and blows and blows her wishes. (I try to usher her quickly along on our walk before the homeowners come out and complain that we are perpetuating their weed problem…how do I explain to them that it’s necessary for wishes).
Astrid’s wishes are simple as she doesn’t know much about anything to even know what to wish for. She doesn’t know about riches and real castles or fast cars and mansions.
She wishes for chocolate milk at lunchtime and for us to find where to buy more candy reindeer poop for her dispenser. (HELP!) Sometimes she wishes for a new stuffed kitty and a trip to the zoo.
How nice to have such simple wishes. So free of jealousy, greed and want.
There’s so much we can learn from a toddler on how to just live and not worry about the next best thing. Sure toddlers are inherently self-centered but in such a pure way because what do they need the most….just simply you. Your time, your love, your extra kisses and maybe chocolate milk for lunch once in awhile.
So my wish for Summer is simple. I’m going to spend a lot of time with my girls. We’re going to go to the pool and the zoo and we’ll have days just hanging around the house. There are pictures to draw, bikes to ride, cookies to bake, lemonade stands to man, and of course laundry to fold.
So I may not be around here that much. And it’s my wish that I’m going to be okay with that. I also may not visit your place as much. I’m considering turning off comments for the Summer too. Maybe. We’ll see. Because my wish lately is that there is more time in the day..but maybe that’s not the right answer. Maybe the right answer is just to prioritize it better.
“Look Astrid, at the hundreds of wishes I see in that field. Let’s go make some come true.”
Linking up to What I Wore Wednesday.
- Striped tank and black cami both from H&M
-Gauze blue skirt from Anthropologie(buy it – trust me)
-Black sandals old from Born (I’m old and need comfort)
-Glasses from Target
-Necklace from a local art fair