Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On sleepiness and apes

I had an idea for my post today, but I'm getting to my blog so late tonight that I'm too tired to think, much less write intelligently. I decided to post a bit of writing I did in March, another one of my 100 words exercises. I feel like I'm cheating on my blog by posting something I've already written, but here it is:

We took our kids to the zoo yesterday. It was beautiful, sunny and warm, and the kids were thrilled to be out after having been cooped up indoors for so long. I didn't want to go, but I'm glad I did; being there provided another opportunity to learn to see life through a child's eyes. When I see an ape, I might smile, but when my kids see it, they exclaim and giggle; their voices rise in excitement, their awe genuine, and their emotion doesn't embarrass them. They teach me every day about the purest way of seeing this world.


  1. that's still sweet.
    like your new look =)
    it says "possibilities!"

  2. The best thing about parenthood is getting to relive--every day--a thousand wonders we as adults have stopped seeing. My son's wonder at really tall trees, the bunny in the neighbor's yard, the kitty leashed to the porch for outdoor time? Thinking of that joy is what keeps me invigorated through my long days at work. Thanks for sharing this, and reminding me to remember what all I have to smile about. <3

  3. Thanks, Tara! I was in the mood for a change last night. Glad you like it! :)

    Deb, it helps me to look back on this little piece of writing every once in a while, when life starts to get tedious and I can no longer see the joy in everyday things. Reading it reminds me to look at my kids, who see joy and fun and adventure and wonder in everything: a bug, a worm (my son's newest obsession), an empty paper towel roll...