I hope you have all enjoyed these lovely few days of sunshine before the weather starts to turn and autumn is upon us. I must admit I do love this time of the year when the leaves start to turn golden and the sun is often shining. We get our chimney swept in preparation for evenings with the log fire burning and strictly come dancing on the television. My children and I always look forward to strictly when we pack Daddy (willingly) off to the pub and we snuggle up in front of the fire.
It is a busy long term at school, the children settling in to their new class and their new teachers. All the clubs restart and the routine is back in full flow following the summer break.
This last weekend we attended a Christening, the youngest daughter of a very good family friend. We had a fantastic day, the sun was out and the children were happily playing in the garden together. It got me thinking about new beginnings, the excitement that every new experience brings and the joy and laughter of children. The little girl in question was very calm and controlled even when the vicar poured a not insignificant amount of water over her head, she just watched him with curiosity until she had had enough and held out her arms for her parents… Christenings are events where children are the main focus and as we all know – children are unpredictable! Like our son decided to eat the christening service sheet at his christening, our daughter just smiled and laughed when the water was used…
I enjoy working with children, the fun and excitement that they bring is infectious. I enjoy the talks I do regularly at schools and nurseries and the stories they like to share. So let’s think about how to encourage this excitement and curiosity into our own lives and look at the world and our own daily lives with the same cheeky excitement that we see in children, we all like to let the inner child out once in a while! Have a great week and enjoy the sun!