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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Motherhood means ... No. 27

A bright day with a cold breeze.

Motherhood means...

...realising suddenly that the garden you dug out of the campo seven years ago - pregnant and feeling it - has ceased to be a burden, a blot on your conscience, a toddler deathtrap, and has become, miraculously, a living playground and unparalleled learning resource.

7 comments:

ladyfi said...

Hurray - what a lovely way of looking at a garden!

V. said...

Rough digging ain't on any list of pregnancy exercises I've ever seen...

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

You were a very ambitious pregnant lady. But I guess that fits with your whole Italian adventure, doesn't it? Lovely that the garden is now available for the kids. My grandkids have learned a lot already just from playing in my garden, and soon we will plant some things they can enjoy growing.

Sandy said...

Give them some marigold seeds to keep them busy but apart.

Debbie said...

That is a lovely thought! Mine is still a little too much work for me at times. I need to readjust my attitude!

Michelle said...

That sounds so nice. Sweet success. ^^

choirgirl said...

....And a stunning panorama of Lake Maggiore from your garden seat!!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Motherhood means ... No. 27

A bright day with a cold breeze.

Motherhood means...

...realising suddenly that the garden you dug out of the campo seven years ago - pregnant and feeling it - has ceased to be a burden, a blot on your conscience, a toddler deathtrap, and has become, miraculously, a living playground and unparalleled learning resource.

7 comments:

ladyfi said...

Hurray - what a lovely way of looking at a garden!

V. said...

Rough digging ain't on any list of pregnancy exercises I've ever seen...

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

You were a very ambitious pregnant lady. But I guess that fits with your whole Italian adventure, doesn't it? Lovely that the garden is now available for the kids. My grandkids have learned a lot already just from playing in my garden, and soon we will plant some things they can enjoy growing.

Sandy said...

Give them some marigold seeds to keep them busy but apart.

Debbie said...

That is a lovely thought! Mine is still a little too much work for me at times. I need to readjust my attitude!

Michelle said...

That sounds so nice. Sweet success. ^^

choirgirl said...

....And a stunning panorama of Lake Maggiore from your garden seat!!