Spring, you have cast a spell on my three-year-old.
You have captivated her with the magic you weave. Your delicious warm breeze luring her outside to skip, jump and twirl in the sunshine.
She giggles as she chases butterflies awkwardly tripping in excitement as she forgets to look where she’s going. She curiously spies on the lizard sunning itself on the steps venturing too close at times giving herself and the lizard the fright of their lives. She lies on the grass watching the clouds while chatting incessantly telling me she has spotted a dinosaur, a whale, and Peppa Pig.
She’s noticing flowers blooming, the strawberries growing in her veggie patch, and the birds chirping in the trees.
She is happy.
Just like you, she is blossoming.
She is coming into her own these days. She’s more confident, adventurous even, jumping off anything and everything, climbing, playing, rolling in the soft green grass.
She’s delighting in make believe. Her favourite at the moment is picking imaginary stars out of the sky and placing them into her imaginary basket, or building an imaginary sandcastle and decorating it with imaginary shells and an imaginary flag.
She has all of a sudden become inquisitive.
‘What’s that smell, Mummy?’ she asks.
‘It’s the flowers blooming,’ I tell her.
‘Why are those birds so noisy, Mummy?’ she questions.
‘They are having a party drinking nectar from the flowers,’ I say.
I attempt to teach her about Spring fascinating her with tales of new life, growth, different scents and vibrant colours.
She looks at me intently as I wonder whether or not she’s taking it all in.
‘Can I have ice blocks in Spring, Mummy?’ she ventures.
I laugh and tell her yes.
As you continue to weave your magic, Spring, we will continue to laugh and learn about all of the beauty that you bring … including ice blocks!
Today, I am linking up with always Josefa for Conversations over Coffee. Each month, Josefa opens up a link with a specific theme. This month’s theme was Conversations with Spring.