Saturday, 26 April 2008

just because

Last night, before bed, Ari spied a stray packet of sparklers. He asked if we could light some. Instead of my initial thought of 'No, it's bedtime, and not time for activities and going out into the cold, dark night', I said Yes. Sometimes I think I forget to just say yes. When I look around at parents and adults, I see them stopping fun for kids. Don't slurp your drink, don't ride your bike now, no it's too sunny to go to the park, or too cold or too early or too late. Stand up straight, don't lie down while you eat.....
So, anyway, we all went outside and lit those wonderful sparklers. And the happiness smile on his face was matched with our faces. One of our friends, who is staying with us, hadn't seen sparklers before. (Japanese fireworks, but not Australian sparklers).
And, just because, we all had a pillow fight before bed. Tucking in the sheets, and putting covers on the pillows became a game of hide-and-seek, a game of caves, a game of tickles.
And just because, I had five minutes on my own and took a few photos in the back yard. The afternoon light streaming through the mulberry tree onto the garden colours. And a few images of my newest bags (the ones not sold at the marketstall).

And just because, I sat down to write this post, while everyone played lego. And the warm day with floating clouds happened outside. And we took a few moments to sit and be, to talk and laugh. Watching Ash play soccer this morning, plans to go to the park with a friend this afternoon.
Just because.... I think I'm happy right now. Just because.


  1. So true, it's always less risky to say no than yes - one thinks, not realising that this no-no-saying is a sure path to a life less rewarding. To be the child, friend or partner that gets the unexpected yes.. Maybe I read to much into it, but I really felt I knew what you mean, saying no too often.

  2. ...and, wow, you have a mulberry tree!

  3. Those pictures are so great. The plant photos - all those shades of red - is that the mulberry? They are sexy delicious those pictures.

    And the idea of not always squelching kids' fun. A good reminder.


  4. Anna - the mulberry tree isn't very big at all. Not yet near to climbing stage (like the ones in my childhood memory). We have had about 5 fruits off it!
    Amy - the red leaves are cordyline. Really versatile, hardy plants. Come in such an amazing array of colours, and have lovely shapes and structure, yet still soft.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, always, and for suppport.


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