The Theme Game: New

The Theme Game: New

When I became a parent, I grew up. Yet at the same time, I became a child again. The mundanities of life were all new to my babies. And with their eyes, I could see the excitement and the wonder of the everyday.

New sounds, new sights, new smells, new tastes. Every day contains some new when you’re new to the world yourself. And as a new parent, you are learning. Learning to be a parent, but also learning not to take life for granted anymore.

new fireworks

The excitement of fireworks night…

new food

…of trying foods for the first time…

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…of sand between your toes…

new sun

…of sun on your skin…

new snow

…of snow on your nose.

All the new that seems so old to this 30-something mummy is now fresh and delightful again. And I get to enjoy the first times again, and yet again.

This is my entry into the new Theme Game hosted by The Reading Residence. 

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32 comments on “The Theme Game: New
  1. Mama H says:

    There’s certainly something about reliving the best bits again with your kids isn’t there? #thethemegame

  2. Ah, so very true. Sudden responsibility and maturity, coupled with seeing the world through young eyes. So many gorgeous photos there, too. Thanks for joining in with #TheThemeGame x

  3. Helen says:

    The snow picture is gorgeous! It’s true- having children means you get to re-live all those new experiences again!

  4. Wonderful isn’t it, I’m just starting to relive my Lego days with Monkey. Not sure I’ll be up to re-living drinking days by the time he’s 18 though #TheThemeGame

    • Ha! Ha! I hadn’t thought about that! I might be up for the odd drink, but doubt I’ll ever be a mum that goes clubbing with the girls! I can’t wait for the Lego days!

  5. It’s so wonderful isn’t it? I love seeing them experience things for the first time – we’ve had so many firsts, but now I am enjoying experiencing books and films with my 7yo 🙂

  6. That’s one of the aspects of being a parent I really do love-seeing things afresh. Lovely post and thanks for sharing it with #TheThemeGame.

  7. lovely words and pictures 🙂

  8. Sam says:

    Oh so true. I recently posted about re-discovering old books from my childhood but its weird to think that they are brand new to my son! Childhood really is an explosion of new sensations and experiences isn’t it?

    • We have that too just now – two Enid Blyton box sets (and despite the backlash, I still love her!) and so we’ve just started reading the Enchanted Wood together. I didn’t read it as a child so it’s brilliant to be able to now!

  9. I can relate to so much of this. What a beautiful post and beautiful photos x

  10. When our little bear was newborn, I would marvel at describing the simplest things from sounds we heard, birds in the trees. I would narrate to her as I pushed her along in her pram. It was a beautiful time. Now she narrates to me, “mummy guess where birds live!” It’s her version of eye spy and its still new to her. Still as beautiful!

  11. Notmyyearoff says:

    Lovely post! Getting to experience all the childhood things all over again is one thing I never thought of but it’s so much fun isn’t it 🙂

  12. Beautiful post and photos. It’s lovely the way children see and experience the world. Even at nearly 8, my daughter is still amazed by so many things around her and I love sharing in that.

  13. So true, keep enjoying all the “new” things! #PoCoLo

  14. So true! I can’t wait for my crazy little boy to go in real snow. He will flip out! And the sea now he’s bigger. It makes everything just seem so much more magical. Love it #PoCoLo xxx

  15. What gorgeous photos – and words that are so very true. I remember feeling like this when Grace was small 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  16. Mel says:

    Nice post! It is so true; when you have children, a part of you becomes a child again and moments like Christmas or birthdays suddenly become magic again… Mel #TheThemeGame

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