The eyes of a child see things so amazingly at times. You know. The times when they aren't having a fit or fighting a sibling or sass talking their momma! Yeah...those beautiful times.
Aaaaanyhow! Tonight as I readied myself for dinner preparation our eldest, Lilly, approached with a request. "Momma, can I pleeeeeaase have a glue stick. I really want to make a craft for you and daddy!" She continued,
"It's a secret. But I am going on an adventure looking for signs of Spring. And there's really something I'd like to do.....but I Nnnneeeed a glue stick please!"
Eventually I got her the glue stick and she disappeared. Finn could be heard saying "Yyyyaaahhh!" and swinging sticks that were swords or something at branches...he was chopping at them. He then proceeded to attempt to teach Sylvi how to do it. Frustration ensued and Sylvi is not the most coordinated cookie!
Grill was on. Tostadas were cooking. Beans were hot and my tray was full...ready to carry to the table on the patio where we eat each and every evening in the spring (summer and fall!)
As I grabbed the tray with both hands and turned around I almost stumbled over a sweet little face...sneaky face. Lilly was standing there with something behind her back. She handed it to me and said "Just wait, the other kids made you something too! Do you like it? It's the signs of spring I found!"
And they did...they created a plethora of pine cones with flowers and leaves adheared to them with a glue stick! The beauties will wilt before morning, but for the evening...the thought of thier 'adventure' to discover the signs of spring warmed my heart as these lay atop my kitchen window sill.
What an adventure this life can be....IF we are willing to look for it.
Written by Alicia Overby - Founder & President of Baby Elephant Ears
Alicia is wife, mother, and creator of Baby Elephant Ears. Baby Elephant Ears was created out of parental concern, not financial desire. In 2005, when their second child was an infant, he cried all the time and just couldn't seem to get comfortable.
After seeking advice and suggestion from the medical community and alternative medicine, they eventually ended up in the chiropractors office where their baby was successfully treated for a subluxation, discomfort most likely the result of the strain during labor, which was now being exacerbated by the normal lack of infant neck strength. Only proper neck, head, and back alignment would offer him relief. When they couldn't find a product to give their baby the necessary support, Alicia took matters into her own hands and crafted her own infant support pillow. The first Baby Elephant Ears was born!
For more information, visit www.babyelephantears.com.