Conversations with Spring

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.

springShe 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.

snow white dress up

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.

30 comments on Conversations with Spring

  1. Josefa @always Josefa
    August 29, 2013 at 6:29 am (4 years ago)

    What a beautiful post Renee. I think that I discover Spring in many ways over and over again as the season starts each time. Perhaps we all should. Being on the grass and staring up at the clouds, that needs to be something we are never too old for. I hope Spring holds many more new discoveries and adventures for you and your girls. Thank you for linking up to #convocoffee ~ Josefa

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 29, 2013 at 6:31 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Josefa, and thanks for having me πŸ™‚

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  2. Aroha
    August 29, 2013 at 7:56 am (4 years ago)

    How gorgeous, she is already stopping to smell the roses so to speak. My son is completely oblivious! “Just like you, she is blossoming” is just beautiful. x Aroha

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 29, 2013 at 9:24 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Aroha! Maybe it’s just a girl thing πŸ™‚

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  3. Katyberry
    August 29, 2013 at 8:17 am (4 years ago)

    I enjoy your writing a lot. I kind of think of it as fancy-pants writing (not meant as a bad thing by the way) because it sounds kind of what you would expect in a book – do you make a conscious effort to write in this descriptive way, or does it just come out like that?
    Sometimes when I read blog posts the writing can seem over the top – like yeah, yeah, totally momentous and important stuff – but your writing seems very natural.

    Anyway. To the topic at hand, your sweet little girl and Spring. She looks delightful and delighted. Oh to be young and seeing everything through fresh eyes! My 4yo daughter came home with a painting from daycare yesterday – the caption was The fire is going into all the houses. I think my daughter might have a slightly darker, more disturbed view of life than your little angel!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 29, 2013 at 9:27 am (4 years ago)

      Lol. OMG, Katrina πŸ™‚ That’s hilarious. Your litle girl sounds like a hoot.

      Thank you so much for your compliments. I am totally chuffed. It was only last night that I was thinking I’m a crap writer and maybe I should throw it away. Your words have given me the pick me up I needed. So thank you! This is just the way I write. I have to write in a very newsy government style for work, so I enjoy being able to try different styles on here πŸ™‚

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  4. Lyd
    August 29, 2013 at 8:30 am (4 years ago)

    Lovely photo with the flower- and how great to see it thru young eyes…how quickly we forget!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 29, 2013 at 9:27 am (4 years ago)

      That’s for sure. I’m enjoying being a child again with her πŸ™‚

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  5. Rach
    August 29, 2013 at 8:38 am (4 years ago)

    This is such a beautiful post Renee and I’m glad that while your daughter is learning about the amazingness of nature and spring she doesn’t lose perspective of what’s important cause Ice Blocks are the BOMB xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 29, 2013 at 9:28 am (4 years ago)

      Haha yeah. She has her priorities straight! πŸ™‚

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  6. Kate
    August 29, 2013 at 10:00 am (4 years ago)

    Such a sweet post. Reminds me why I love little kids so much. They notice the little things that can bring so much joy.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm (4 years ago)

      That’s right, Kate. I love seeing everything through their eyes πŸ™‚

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  7. Lynda - all about mama
    August 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous post Renee, it is truly a wonderful age. I agree with Katrina – you have a beautiful writing style, it is really lovely to read πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Lynda!! Yes, I am loving the threes at the moment πŸ™‚

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  8. Emily @ Have a laugh on me
    August 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm (4 years ago)

    Bless we’ve been having ice blocks for the past month it’s been that hot here but you don’t want to know that. Love kids, she’s a great Snow White BTW πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm (4 years ago)

      We bought two boxes of ice blocks today, Em πŸ™‚ Reading and raring to go πŸ˜‰

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  9. Sam Stone
    August 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm (4 years ago)

    I love spring! It is my fav season. I can’t wait to plant some plants in my garden when I have it all sorted.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm (4 years ago)

      Sounds great, Sam πŸ™‚

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  10. Alana
    August 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm (4 years ago)

    A beautiful post Renee, complete with lovely pictures. Spring is magical.
    PS ahem! You *are* a writer. Look at the way you have woven these lovely words. xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 31, 2013 at 6:45 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Alana. That means alot πŸ™‚ x

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  11. Claireyhewitt
    August 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm (4 years ago)

    I am also in LOVE with Spring. She gets me every year.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 31, 2013 at 6:46 am (4 years ago)

      Sure does, Clairey! πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Seana πŸ™‚ Felt like summer here today in Brissie.

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  12. Emily
    August 31, 2013 at 8:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Great post. I felt like I was right there with you both!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      August 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Emily πŸ™‚

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  13. Grace
    September 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Simply gorgeous! Ice blocks in the spring sunshine makes a perfect, happy childhood! Beautifully told, Renee! x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      September 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Grace πŸ™‚ x

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  14. Maxabella
    September 4, 2013 at 8:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely words seen through the eyes of your sweetie, Renee. Our kids bring out the wonder of the everyday in ways that makes me teary. x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      September 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm (4 years ago)

      Me too, Maxabella. We had a lovely afternoon together yesterday eating the snow peas from our veggie patch. Simple, but so special x

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