Monday, August 13, 2012

Butterflies and Rainbows


This one, she sleeps well. And she wakes looking like she's done 10 rounds with the doona. Hair askew, puffy eyes, gorgeous.

"Did you sleep well?"
"Yesh."
"What did you dream about, baby?"
"Bufflies and wainbows."

She reels it off in her croaky little voice, and while I know she's only repeating something she heard me say a long while ago, it always makes me smile.

I imagine being able to plant seeds for her real dreams so easily, filling her sleeping visions, and the imaginings that may come to life, with little waymarks, guiding her forward into a wonderful future.

What did you dream about, baby?

Endless play. Adventures, big and small. Passionate learning. Far-flung destinations. Deep and lasting friendships. Fulfilling, creative work. One true love (but only after a handful of lesser ones). Beautiful, healthy, funny children, in a long time, after many other important things have been done. 

Long life. Contentment.

Butterflies and rainbows.

23 comments:

  1. Such lovely wishes for your beautiful girls. Definately like a wonderful life in store for each. Xx Briony

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  2. Such beautiful dreams to give your little ones, may they all come true. I do love hearing those precious words spoken by toddlers, they make the words sounds so sweet and beautiful, wainbows♥ xx

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  3. So precious. It's amazing how they cling to your every word, isn't it? So sweet that she still thinks of butterflies and rainbows all this time later x

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  4. Hearing him wake up and begin to chatter through the baby monitor is one of the best moments of my day...another one is when I go into his room and he is standing up in his crib smiling and reaching for me.
    I can't wait until he can tell me what he dreams about!

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  5. Gosh she is completely adorable Greer :)

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  6. Hello Greer,
    Stunning,beautiful and heartfelt words.
    Thank you for sharing these loving thoughts with us :)

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  7. Beautiful be-crumbed Pearl. I wish I had her dreams! X

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  8. What a lovely post, beautifully written. There's nothing like a morning cuddle with a toddler who's just woken up - the best way to start the day! x

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  9. Oh Greer---this was beautiful. Wishing you both butterflies and rainbows! always.

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  10. oh greer, I wore the warmest smile while reading this one. and that face - that sweet face! x

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  11. Beautiful photo! Dreaming of butterflies and rainbows...what a life ; )

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  12. love this. just love it. the image of planting dream seeds...so, so good.

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  13. Couldn't be sweeter! I need to try and plant dream seeds...my girl just wakes up grouchy!

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  14. aaaah - I wish my girl said those things when she woke! Or perhaps I wish I'd planted that seed. Mine always, terribly honestly, tells me that she didn't dream.

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  15. Such a beautiful post. Bella always used to say "Circus. And tigers." when I asked her what she dreamt of as a toddler. Angus says "Monsters" but I think he means friendly ones. xx

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  16. She is gorgeous! mine also wakes looking like she has been wrestling and not resting!

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  17. What a poetic post. Dreamy writing Greer. Wishing you and your girls a day filled with butterflies and rainbows xx

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  18. Your dreamer is so gorgeous. Beautiful post Greer.

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  19. That is so sweet. I ask Olive every time, too, and all of the time she tells me she dreamt about Pepper (our cat). Except for one time, when she said she dreamt about me ... Oh! What was I doing? The washing up. Awesome. What a thrilling idea you have about your mothers life. Kellie xx

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  20. Beautiful girl! Beautiful post.

    rachel xo

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  21. Mmmm. Love this. Glad I clicked on the older post tab.

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