We are a competitive bunch, us parents. I can’t think of a day that has gone by when I haven’t heard praise being sung from the rooftops about a wonderful new learnt or conquered talent. We seem to collect them up and stash them away like pirates treasure. Most of us storing up our little ones accomplishments to be able to retell the gems back to our little ones in years to come. A smaller minority collecting them as ammunition ready to fire out in parent wars ‘my child is more talented than yours’ bouts. As like all children, Little Buttons has her fair share of corkers. Amongst her collection, an unsung hero. A ‘Happy Talent’.
This light hearted quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson beautifully sums this up.
This photo holds significance for me. On one of our many walks to take Little Button’s dolly ‘CupCake’ out for a walk, a passerby sniggered at her proudly pushing her play pram and chattering away to her dolly. It was a fellow mum. She gave me the ‘oh god, how embarrassed you must be’ look and whizzed passed. Her little one trailing behind her.
Too busy on her phone, she didn’t see my ‘actually, I am proud as punch’ smile.
Engaged in her surroundings and immersed in a nurturing role-play game, Little Button’s happy talent makes me grin from ear-to-ear and wish that I could be little again.
Does your little one have a happy talent?
I love how quotes can make you feel uplifted and ready for anything. Throw in a sparkly graphic or two and there you have something gorgeous that’s shareable, printable and ready to go when you need it the most. Enjoy!
This quote is part of my new ‘INSPIRE ME’ series. If you liked this one, then you might also enjoy: