fbpx

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. In addition, text and image links to merchants in this post may be affiliate / referral links, which means we may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through those particular links. See our full disclosure policy here.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. In addition, text and image links to merchants in this post may be affiliate / referral links, which means we may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through those particular links. See our full disclosure policy here.


My eldest daughter turns four in January. She loves to colour, paint, and draw. As an Early Childhood Educator, I’ve been waiting for her artwork to evolve from the scribbling stage to the pre-schematic stage (conscious creation of form / initial creation of representational drawings).

I’ve been waiting.
I’ve been watching.
I’ve been wondering.

How will her artwork evolve if she doesn’t have peer influence and exposure? She doesn’t go to preschool or attend daycare and when she is with friends, she’s either dancing or playing. Can or will her artwork evolve without peer influence? It has to evolve… it just may take more time.

Then it happened.

We were playing a game with the family and she drew a happy face on a whiteboard. We were shocked and wondered if this was her intent or if it was accidental.

The next day my daughter ran into my bedroom, a smile spread across her face. She handed me a piece of paper and declared, “It’s a happy face Mommy! It’s for you!”

My eyes welled up and my head swirled with pride. It indeed was a happy face… the most beautiful one I have ever seen.

I know this blog posting isn’t influential, revealing or life-changing. It’s a blog posting about a mom and one of those simple, special moments that makes motherhood the amazing journey that it is.



SHARE WITH OTHERS

Jennifer Bly on FacebookJennifer Bly on InstagramJennifer Bly on PinterestJennifer Bly on Twitter
Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.



Cookies are disabled. This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Click the ACCEPT COOKIES button to enable cookies. LEARN MORE

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close

Cookies are disabled
Accept Cookies by clicking "ACCEPT COOKIES" button.