I have a little story about my 6 year old son Jeremiah, (aka Mr. Bump) that is just too cute not to share! I hope it warms your heart as much as it has mine.
I have shared with you all in the past, my Pagan Parenting stories and ideas- and several of our own projects and such. So you may remember that my little Jeremiah has a special affinity for Goddesses (and not for lack of introducing him to all of the various Gods either!) He is always asking me to pull out my Goddess Cards for him, or to help me make an altar to this or that Goddess, and even gone so far as to name some of his creations and 'bug pets' after various Goddesses. So Tuesday's little occurence didn't surprise me too much- but it sure did make this Witchy Mama proud!
I had made a little clay Goddess for one of my Goddess classes (which incidentaly got burned & bubbled in the oven and turned out hideous!). So, I was outside snapping a few photos of Her to turn in, when my 'little shadow' appeared to find out what I was doing. I told him, and after he examined Her, he dissapeared into the house, and I resumed my picture taking.
A few minutes later, Jeremiah returned, and quietly layed his own Goddess (made of flourescent pink Play Dough!) down next to mine. I tell you- I think my heart just about burst, I was so proud! He asked if I could take pictures of his Goddess, and turn the in with my own. (Awwww!)
So here are the photos of our 2 little clay Goddesses. I am sharing the here with you all, before turning them in.
It's funny sometimes how the best moments are the quiet, impromtu ones. Like all Moms, I worry that all the video games and ugliness in the world is jading my kids too much, and robbing them of the beauty in their spirits. And I worry that I may not be able to give them enough to balance and cancel it all out- but you know, at times like this, I think I may be doing okay. (Meanwhile Mr. Bump is in the living room sewing old socks together to make a 'rope' to tie up his sister's stuffed animals. Oy Vay!)
I hope everyone has a nice day & a terrific weekend!
~Danae, the Crafty Chick & Jeremah, aka Mr. Bump