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Childlike wonderment – the best thing since sliced bread…

Today’s post comes from Jo – Cuddledry’s Marketing Manager, aka Slummy Single Mummy.

As a single working mum, I often find myself bogged down in the day-to-day nitty-gritty of parenthood, so busy finding everyone matching shoes and remembering to at least offer fruit regularly, that I forget to notice the wonder of life.

One of the joys of having children though is that they make you stop, think, and see things through their eyes. Their enthusiasm and imagination is infectious and if you spare some time to step into their world, you can gain a whole new and inspiring perspective on what you would normally take for granted.

Take last night for example. Yesterday was a busy day, and in my rush to meet deadlines I forgot to buy yeast for the breadmaker. A forgivable crime I’m sure in the grand scheme of things. On our way home from Badgers therefore, Belle and I stopped off at our local newsagents for a loaf of bread.

When we got home, I gave Belle the bread to carry in, and as she picked her way carefully to the front door (I obviously haven’t done anything sensible like clear the snow from the path) she looked at the bread curiously.

“Mummy,” she asked me, “is this bread sliced?”

“Yes,” I answered.

“Already?” she asked, a look of amazement on her face.

“Yes,” I said again.

“Wow!!” she exclaimed.

If only we could all see the wonder in something so simple…

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  1. claire’s avatar

    Bless! Although if you’re a ’slummy’ mummy I don’t know what that makes me; to the best of my knowledge my son has never seen a loaf of unsliced bread in his two-year life! He’s gonna grow up thinking it comes out of the oven in a plastic bag at this rate :) Haha!

  2. jo.middleton’s avatar

    Chucking some flour in the breadmaker is my nod towards wholesomeness :-)

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