It’s springtime and that means so many things to everyone. It means gardening, sunshine, longer days, riding bikes and flowering trees. But to my kids, it’s dandelion season. It started with Miss. K, she always loved Spring and Summer because that meant picking lots of flowers. Then when Mr. H came along she got him into it. Now the second Spring comes they both know it’s flower picking time. And their faces light up and their voices start shouting with excitement when they see those little yellow flowers.
Many people look at these “flowers” and just see a weed that is growing in their lawn. But if you look a little closer, I can see the beauty that my kids can appreciate.
I know these days are limited as picking a simple dandelion will not bring them joy forever but I will enjoy their smiles in this moment. I will enjoy their excitement. I will enjoy the bouquets they bring me and display them proudly. Because these moments are the moments you will look back on and smile.
What is your favorite Spring moment with your kids?