Thursday, May 20, 2010

Maybe...

Maybe I don't need to be rich, famous, have fancy things and a huge house, or any of the stuff that most of us secretly wish for.

Maybe being me is okay.

Because it means I get to buy $1 watercolors from Walmart, fill some sparkly shaky cups up with water, and then I get to watch masterpieces being created right before my eyes.



I get to see the intense thought process that goes into creating a work of art.

Oh, those eyelashes.



I get to watch beauty creating beauty.



I see bystanders who appreciate art being created in front of them, even if they don't want to create themselves. They just want to snack and watch.



Maybe seeing the annoyance of an artist at having a camera in their face, maybe that's more entertaining than watching the latest TV show. It's certainly cuter.



Yes, definitely cuter. Even the "really... you're doing this now? I'm a little busy." look.


I get to appreciate the sheer amount of color that comes into your life when you have children. And I don't just mean the amazing variety of shades that Crayola has managed to come up with.

Maybe having a mess to clean up is okay, because of what and who created that mess.


Maybe I need to remember that more.
Yes, I definitely need to remember that more.

12 comments:

laurdacooj said...

thank you! i love it= you wonderful mom who helped me snap out of my grumpy day! Youa re awesome... and so are you're cute kiddos!

MaryBeth said...

I LOVE water colors. Tania plays with them daily...it's the one thing I can let her do and fell like I'm being a fun mom.

Jen said...

I love it!

Palmer Family said...

Thanks Laurie!! I really needed to hear this today. Your little artists sure are cute!

Amber said...

Your amazing Laurie!

kate bentley said...

looooooooooove this post!! ♥ art time is really big in our house too and it really is amazing just watching them create!

{and how cute is P snacking and watching...hahahah!}

Hilary said...

maybe, just maybe, you helped me remember to be thankful for what I have yet again. Thanks for grounding me every now and then. See you at the reunion?

Jesse Edwards said...

I just read your last few posts!!! I miss you!!!

Becca said...

You are such a fabulous mommy! Can I come play at your house too?! :-)I miss you!

Renee and Jake said...

You are such a cute mom...I love your perspective

John and Jessica Tilton said...

Yeah, good thing to remember! Thank you for the reminder! And thank you for the fun party. You planned it perfectly, and it ended up being a wonderful distraction!!!

jewelknits said...

What an awesome post! Thank you for making me smile!