kate5kiwis: magic tricksy


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

magic tricksy

M5: (grins and covers cup with hand) Mum, don't look but i can make three apples appear in my cup.
moi: (
closes both eyes) oooh, go on then! (sneaksy peeks through one semi-closed eyelid)
M5: (
turns around) abracabra, acka pear, make three apples... appear... (turns around to face me again and reveals... three rather oxidised slices of apple) ta daaaaahhhhh!!!!!

it's one of my daily joys to share little moments like this.
life through the eyes of a five year old. everything felt so keenly, moments viewed so wondrously and simply. this kid, this youngest lad, with all his rambunctiousness (gosh, we could get a few words from that one, fleur) is such a pleasure. it completely bowls me over how each of the five has arrived in our life wired for sound. wired for love. completely filled with joie de vivre.

i had a *wow* moment the other day (it's a bit skitey, but hey, dis my blog, these are my remembrances)
moi: ok, (doing the mental arithmetic out loud so hubby can add as i go) i'm adding 11 and 8
hubby: 19
moi: and 6 (waits a second)
M5's little voice from across the room: 25
yeah, before hubby answered me, M5 did the sum in his own head. pretty flash, huh.
maybe he can help with that code for blackjack that you and D18 are writing, Dad???

i know, every momma thinks her child/ren are the cleverest and most talented ever born. i think that's a fabulous strategy, cos everyone needs someone who believes in him, even fairies.
so for all my french speakers and origami folders and piano players and trampoline flippers and magic tricksters... this is the sound of one hand clapping. i'd be happy for this season to last forever.


Blogger Marie N. said...

Those are the most precious moments! I've a daughter learning origami. Do you have any origami photos? I'll have to check with my DD, they may make a neat post. There I go thinking on the keyboard again!

3:33 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

The reason your kiddos have such joie de vivre is because from you they experience unending love. You are one terrific mama!

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Shaz said...

Wow Kate, your photos always make me go gooey inside! You really catch the essence of the child. For those who haven't had the pleasure of meeting Kate and her darlings, I have to tell you, they really are squidgey-widgey with bright shiney eyes like their mama...ohhh I feel all gooey again!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK clever clogs (age five) !
If a brick weighs 500gramms and half a brick, what is the weight of three bricks?

8:12 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

here are a few origami pix here and here and here but R14 has done tons more Paper Folding which i might get her to blog X

you are so encouraging, thanks babe X

wow, i'm totally feeling the lurve girl, how loooong has it been since we hung out?? i think i may just kidnap you and go to *alimento* in town, it's the way forward X

i think the Five Year Old Version of that uses *pounds*??? X

6:16 PM  
Blogger The Mouse said...

M5 is so cute I just wanna squeeze him! ;)

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The five year old said "what's a pound Geed" !

7:33 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

maybe i'll try a kilo X

8:24 PM  

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