think little

Some days it's all rush rush rush round here, and not much else. 

I'm ashamed to say there's raised voices (usually mine: WILL YOU GET IN THE CAR.)

There's no enjoying the moment. There's no perfect pastoral family scene. There can even be moments when I think bitterly, this sucks. Enough to forget all the good stuff, and to think about what's not happening, the places I'm not wandering, the calm I'm not feeling, the life I'm not living. 

I rush into my bedroom to spend the precious half an hour left of Ivy's daytime nap attempting to sort out my out-of-control wardrobe and I find this:



Still in her ballet class stuff, with my iphone and Adam's headphones, listening to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack. 

And sometimes she looks so like me when I was little it gives me a pang, and reminds me to think little.

Stop the rush.

Drop everything and listen to some favourite music.

Wear a leotard. 




Oh and legwarmers. 




Thinking little. Where your biggest worries are whether Mum remembered to buy the green food colouring to make "Tinkerbell Magic Meringues" and whether the white goose will chase you when you're trying to get into the car but it's between you and the car and you'd rather take on Mum yelling than the damn goose. 

I'm unplugging here and am going to listen to some favourite music. 

Hope your day had redeeming legwarmers in it. 


P.S. Sourdough starter still looking good! Good bubbles, nice and gluteny, looking lively!




11 Comments on “think little

May 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Mmm, I often catch myself getting annoyed and yelling and feel terrible when I look into a little bemused face.
Tilly looks so chilled there! And snap on the legwarmer front – I just cannot get my little girl to wear trousers so made her a long skirt and Gaye came to the rescue with a pair of legwarmers from her girls cupboard to wear underneath – problem sorted 🙂
Have a lovely weekend with plenty of little people moments x

May 7, 2011 at 3:38 am

That was today. Still is today, but Tilly just helped- thank her for me.

May 7, 2011 at 4:09 am

That’s what’s missing. Legwarmers. Must go and find some.

May 7, 2011 at 7:11 am

Oh that last image is Bliss. Beautiful moment captured.

Hear Mum Roar
May 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

So beautifully put:)

May 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm

priceless. I’m going to adopt the motto “think little” next time I dream of escaping what I call the “rug rat race”. I had one of those days yesterday too.

May 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Fantastic. Life seems to be a series of crazy moments lately. It’s so nice to be reminded to enjoy sometimes.

Linda D.
May 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Lovely lovely lovely!

May 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm


May 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Thanks for the reminder that I am actually ok and normal to have those “what have I done having all these kids” thoughts. I too raise my voice and get cranky…but love them all to bits and wouldnt exchange my life for anything (except for when our 11 month old has pulled my pants down in public in an effort to climb me as I bend over to take off our 2 year old pants he’s just wet, and i have no spares, as the mobile rings and Im ten minutes late for the doctors appointment for the pap smear). And thats just by 10am ….

May 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

oh thank you, that’s priceless xx


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