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Reliving Childhood through Parenthood

Johnny and Lily play with my childhood toys

I loved being a kid, and one of the highlights of parenthood is reliving childhood with my kids. I love to play silly games with them, and there is something very special about seeing them play with my old toys – in this case, “Yellowy” and “Bluey”, tiny cabbage patch dolls dressed in yellow and blue outfits.

What is your favorite part of being a parent?

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

10 thoughts on “Reliving Childhood through Parenthood”

  1. I hadn’t thought about this… but I think my favourite part is sharing things they didn’t know, and seeing them get it!

    Also, the hugs and smiles!!

  2. It is definitely fun reliving childhood through our kids! I also love playing with all the toys that were popular when I was a kid and also playing games like Candyland and Chutes and Ladders.

  3. I think my favorite part is experiencing this unconditional love for a child and towards a child, and all the cuddles and giggles that come with it.

  4. The minute I hit “publish comment” I realised I did it again – made a typo in my website address. Fixed now, I don’t know why I seem to do this when I leave a comment on your blog – weird.

  5. As well as the challenges of being a parent, there are MANY favourites for me. One thing about being a mum that I absolutely love is seeing my cherubs master something, learn something new, or experience that sheer joy from doing something that makes them completely and utterly happy.

    I have a few toys, including my cabbage patch kid (Emily) that my children play with. We also read a few books from my childhhod too – very special.

    As you mentioned, reliving your childhood is definitely a highlight too.

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