Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Parenting 'Philosophy'

Note the inverted commas around 'philosophy'.
I am no expert. Nor do I play one on the internet ;)
I am a BIG believer in letting kids alone to explore. If they are happily involved, I leave them well alone.
If they are bored, I often do too.
Kind of like neglect, but this is a 'philosophy' LOL
I love love love the things they come up with when left to their own devices!
Like today, Sam asked Charlotte about wizards....
And quick as a flash, she had whipped up a great wizard hat, and one for herself, and they were playing an awesome game involving wizards, some sort of machine gun, and the dog cage.
Yeah...I'm not real sure what was happening....
Later, she was bored, so she made me a lovely card...

Inside was a limmerick!

*You are my beautiful mummy
Your mummy smell is so yummy
You are so pretty
You don't live in a city
Your dinners are yummy in my tummy*
So there you have it! Try neglect as a parenting style...some days it works wonders!


Krissy Christie said...

Awwwww how precious is that!!

You are lucky to have such clever peeps and they are lucky to have a mummy like you Kirsty :)

Krissy xx

Kerryn said...

hehe very cute!

We had similar levels of imagination happening today. Apparently they visited Transformer Land and Fairy Land, and they took their light sabers just in case they met any unsavoury characters! LOL

It's fabulous seeing siblings getting along so well. :)

:) Tiff said...

can i move in??? I'm a kid at heart. ps tell Charlotte that is one pretty cool wizard hat

Sweet Tea said...

I really miss those long gone days when my kids were that age. Your kids are adorable and the photos are GREAT!!