Friday 20 January 2012

Perception is every thing

This morning while buttering toast I quipped to the kids that we had 8 sleeps left of our holiday.

Lil-lil promptly burst into tears and sobbed: 'eight sleeps? That's not long at all."

I tried to console her saying: "We still have eight whole sleeps. We've only been here for six sleeps. We still have lots of time to have lots of fun."

Tears stained her red cheeks as she tried to process this. She sighed and said: "It's still not long enough. I want to be here forever."

Me too, kid, me too. Not the optimist I wanted her to be, but I understand.


  1. I am always amazed at how their little minds work to process and then how they respond.
    This is very cute, My Preschooler would be likely to say the same, as much as I try to encourage positivity everything is devastating in her eyes.

  2. Haha, I totally get this! I'm with you and Lil-lil, I wanted to stay on our holiday forever. In fact, it's taken the last week to actually get back into the swing of every day life. I think I may have experienced a little holiday hangover of sorts.
    Enjoy those last 8 days (or is it 7 now, Oops, don't tell Lil-lil) with every inch of your being. Hope you get plenty of sunshine too :o) xo

  3. What a darling.

    I always get like that on holidays, what if we never went home?

    Enjoy the next few days. Sounds like a great trip so far!

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  5. You have an adorable kid! This only shows that kids love to spend time with their parents. gymnastics for toddlers


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