Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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.


Jess B said...

I think the focussed watching of our little ones is such a big thing! I always try to make sure I am watching when one of my two is doing something interesting - especially so they see me looking when they first look up to check. I don't want for them to think I'm not interested in their lives. I need them to know that I will always be their biggest cheerleader. Sometimes I find the constant-ness of it overwhelming - there's always something I need to watch! - but I am learning to become less selfish with my time and lay down my life (desires, wants, rather-be's etc) for my children's sakes.

farmhouse-story said...

love this post, miriam:) i think taking pictures does help up to see the little things that might have gotten overlooked:) enjoy him--he'll be going to college b-4 you know it! sounds silly, but, its true:)

Miriam said...

It's my selfishness always that's taking a hammering

Miriam said...

thanks lynn - they do grow fast - I can't quite imagine the highschool years yet but I know they'll be here fast