I have come to the last week of my people watching, I cannot believe it has been 5 weeks! I have decided todays people watching is one that I enjoy the most, one that brings me an incredible amount of joy and love. This is the people watching you do the most when you are a parent, the one that you just cannot help but do.... watching our children.
There is not a moment in the day where I stop watching Keely and Taj. They amaze me with every thing they do. From Keely drawing a mouse in the sand yesterday and how proud she was to show me her mouse, to just watching her be her. The happiness she feels when she does anything creative, when she plays with her barbies, (she has that many and is completely obsessed; they are in bed with her some nights), to watch her play with her brother, to watch her body language and her expressions with everyday life. She does not stop making her mum proud!
Taj is a completely different child to Keely, he is a very "go with the flow" person. I am not sure if this is a second child thing, or if it is just him. I really love watching how he soaks up everything around him. He is the biggest sponge at his age! The best thing about watching Taj is the fact he is a boy and the difference between Keely and him at the same age is amazing. It is something that will always make me wonder; is it to do with him being the second child, the fact he is a boy, or just part of him and the way he is built. Just yesterday he decided that poking his tongue out when I was kissing him goodnight was a fun game. He would then point at my mouth and once I stuck my tongue out he would giggle uncontrollably until he would then poke his tongue out again. This game went on for 5 minutes! Just the simple things are enjoyable to watch and be part of.
For those of you who are parents I am sure if you do not people watch in any other way, which has been discussed in the last 5 weeks, I am sure you do a lot of people watching with your children.
Take the time to sit or stand back and watch them. I am sure you will be the same as I am and be completely in love with everything they are doing, even when they are being naughty! They have to let off their frustrations, it may not be in ways that we agree with, but it is interesting to see how they cope with their anger and fears. Even to watch a newborn baby, a toddler, a little person, a teenager, or an adult is beautiful. I was told a few years ago by a father that he is still amazed at the things his daughter does, she was 21. I know myself that I continued to do things that would make my mum proud of me. I guess it is something that we do. That is why our children are the best people to watch; you never stop being proud.