B.M.W.B # 31 – Watch Me Grow

Blogging has meant I have taken a lot more photos of my boys but taking up this challenge – becoming the mama I want to be has made me watch them more. There is a difference between snapping photos and actually watching. There are photos to record and there are photos to add significance to the person being photographed – you are important and I want to capture this special time together.

Watching without a cell phone in hand, or dinner on the stove, or over my shoulder from the computer (these things still happen in my house more than I’d like them to) isn’t the kind of watcher I want to be. I want to be good at real watching.

So this weekend I accepted the invitation to ‘come and watch me mama‘ as this little one played and played making the rocket launch. I was invited many times and when I went to watch I intentionally watched. At his level. Talking to him. Making enthusiastic comments.

I’m far from perfect but I am so loving that this special project is making a difference to the people who matter most. Are you a focussed watcher or do you find yourself easily distracted?

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.

Advertisements

9 responses

  1. ouch! Thanks for the reminder!!!

    1. a reminder I need too I promise, we’re not perfect here!

  2. I enjoyed watching this too and all the energy it took. I loved walking up the road to see the horse too and the way he skipped along beside me holding my hand. Just precious! xx

    1. i love the way he skips through life

  3. Its amazing how much they love that full on one to one attention!

    1. yeah it is, although I still love it even now!

  4. That looks like fun! What a cool toy.

  5. This is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, too – and I realised that while taking photos can preserve a moment in time, they can’t replace being in the moment and just enjoying it right then. I think we all get distracted sometimes (“Yes, darling, I’m watching you hit the ball while I ice this cake, stir the bolognese sauce and text so-and-so at the same time…”), but it’s awesome to stop and recognise it.
    You’re such a cool mama! xx

    1. thank you I’m probably cooler on paper than in real life!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: