B.M.W.B # 23 – Memories

When my boys are men and people ask them about their childhoods  I know there will be things they want to do differently for their own families but something I really hope is that they will have many ‘tales to tell’.

I want them to have memories that are rich in laughter and intimacy, shared moments, family in-jokes. No because we are an exclusive set but because we ‘belong to each other’.

Last Friday morning we told our boys that we were having a family sleepover by the fire that night – they were beyond excited. That night we dragged out the mattresses and read stories in front of the fire before going to bed right there.

Flip decided Bounce was too noisy (which should come as no surprise because they share a room!) and ended up in his room, I decided it was too hot and ended up in my room but we all had the fun of, almost, falling asleep together on our ‘winter camping adventure’.

What do you hope your children will say when they talk about their childhood?

This year I am making more of a conscious effort to have quality moments with my boys. B.M.W.B (becoming the mama I want to be)  is my way of recording and hopefully inspiring other mama’s too. Please inspire me with the little moments you are snatching with your little people OR with ideas I could do with mine. If you have blogged about it please leave a comment so we can all visit and encourage each other.

Simple. Achievable. Intentional: becoming the mama I want to be.

9 responses

  1. I love the way you are parenting your boys. They are very lucky and I am SO proud of you.


    1. I have a very good model to follow!!

  2. What a great idea! wish we had a wood burningvfire to do that in front of! love love loving your quilt!!

    1. thanks – I made them for the boys – I love seeing them under them

  3. Looks like great fun was had! An excellent idea.

    1. Always room for an uncle to join us

  4. Awesome fun…we might have to try this…I love that you were real about how you didn’t manage to stay the whole night long either..I’m sure that would happen to us too!

    1. Yeah we’re happily imperfect xx

  5. Awesome idea – can’t wait for the kids to get older and start implementing some of these fun things… of course we can do other things right now!

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