Monday, 12 October 2015

In a boy's eyes

Roasting S'mores

The most magical of moments are often found in the most simple of circumstances. 

They don't cost a fortune, they won't break the bank. 

They are the ordinary moments that can be found in your everyday. 

Simple everyday tasks, play time in the garden, a de-cluttering in the house.

It is for that precise reason, that those ordinary moments have the power to become something so special, the way he laugh's, the contagious smiles from within his eyes, the way he says 'Mummy', the way that he see's magic in all that you are, and all that he is. Those moments are touched in such a way that make them extraordinary, they become lifelong memories kissed with a sparkle, and absolutely anything but ordinary.

Roasting S'mores

At Four, Leo is an actual little person. 

A person with a passion for life and filling it to bursting with adventure. Sometimes it's easy to forget that these little people of ours are navigating the world in such a special way. Aliens and Ghosts, Fairies and Elves, their imaginations paving the yellow brick road out ahead of them, inviting them into a world of magic and dreams. Sometimes I forget how those everyday moments have such magic gripping them, and I loose myself in my grown up world of facts and mundane tasks. 

I sometimes loose my footing to the extent that the slightest thing can make me shout. I get angry, I lose my way. There are days that I feel like all I do is tell Leo off, and it makes me feel awful. I am only human, we all have those days. They get tired, and we get tired. 

The days are long but the years are short, and as soon as the words have left my mouth, I regret them, I instantly regret them. I look at his glassy eyes and he's blinking back the tiredness. I wish that I can sucker the words back through the air, take them right back and give him a massive cuddle instead. He has had a long day at school and I know this. He's tired and he just wants my attention. 

Why did I resort to snapping?

Roasting S'mores

I needed to remember that those magical moments are created from our everyday. It only takes one little thing to turn a complete day around, and recently I was sent a lovely treat from Certainly Wood. a gourmet S'more kit to enjoy with that beautiful boy of mine. They gave us absolutely everything to create the perfect moment out of a ordinary evening. 

Inside our special treat pack was the wood to get us going, and a gorgeous selection of chocolate, marshmallows and biscuits so that we could cook up a gourmet storm on our fire. 

Leo's eye's lit up, they shone so bright. His little legs wiggling as he slipped on his wellies over his pajama's, his excited look only growing as he tucked his arms into his fluffy jacket. Dark had fallen outside, but that ordinary night felt absolutely anything but ordinary.   

Roasting S'mores

It was extraordinary.
It was magical.
It made him smile.
It made me smile

Roasting S'mores

Mother and Son

We baked S'mores, something that we had never done before. We ate far to much and we sat together watching the flames burn up into the dark night's sky. 

We stayed outside far to late, we cuddled together in the glow of the flame taking comfort from the warmth that drifted our way. We watched the night's sky and spotted the stars, and we were content in nothing but our own company.

For an hour or two, we were just as we should be. We were a Mother and Son basking in each other's company. No snappy words, no whinging. It's a memory that I am sure both of us will hold close to our hearts for a very long time. 

I need to remember how to let it all go, and just spend that one on one time with the most important person in my entire world. I need to remember how it is to be young, to be Leo's age, and help feed his imagination, his hunger for knowledge and let him lead me down the yellow brick road.

Mother and Son

Disclaimer: We were sent a Gourmet S'more kit from Certainly Wood for the purpose of this post, but all views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.











24 comments:

  1. We have some Certainly Wood in the shed - used it last year to start up a fire - made it so easy! S'mores are awesome to cook over the open fire, and a nice time to bond with the kids. Lovely x

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    1. It was definitely a special memory for both of us, and I now have a new love for s'mores!

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  2. Oh this post and your tender loving words have made my heart full to burtsing and my tears are also bursting to get out of my eyes, and suddenly there's a lump in my throat that hurts a lot. Being a Mum to a boy of 5 I can relate to every word you say so beautifully here. x

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  3. What a beautiful post, I love your words, the last two posts I have read have made me think so much. I love S'mores, magic moments indeed!

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  4. Oh I love s'mores :) Sounds like you had a lovely time, little boys are just amazing :)

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  5. That's a magical picture of the two of you and the fire. Lovely!

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  6. Oh that looks absolutely lovely! I need to do this with my kids, and in fact with my husband too as apparently he's never even had a toasted marshmallow!

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    1. Never!? You need to help him change that! :D

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  7. What a lovely post and some magical photos - I would love a toasted marshmallow now as well. x

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  8. We have used certainly wood and it is amazing, as are S'Mores. It is perfectly natural to snap and not always get on with your child, after all they are with you 24/7

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    1. That is very true, but sometime it's easy to feel guilty after x

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  9. I think that the stresses of everyday life get to us all and that we are all guilty of snapping now and then. Do not feel guilty. Oh and those smores look amazing

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  10. i so want to make smores! i would love to have a go with a camp fire it looks fun

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  11. It sounds like such a magical evening and I need to make more time to do things like this with my boys. I love s'mores too!

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  12. Awww what a wonderful evening! And we all have our bad days, I would say it sounds like you are doing a super job!

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