I’m just returning from a blogging mini-break (that turned into a full blown blogging holiday) and thought I would ease myself back in with the ‘3 Days 3 Quotes’ challenge. I was nominated by Amy at Curioser and Curiouser, so thank you very much Amy, this is just what I needed!
– Acknowledge the person that nominated you
– Post a quote for three consecutive days (one quote for each day)
– Nominate three new bloggers each day. I am going to copy Amy on this rule and nominate three people on day three.
“I’ve brought you the moon, Little Bear” said Big Bear.
“The bright yellow moon, and all the twinkly stars”.
Can’t you Sleep, Little Bear? Martin Waddell & Barbara Firth
I’ve chosen this quote because, not only does LJ have a fascination with the moon, but it also signifies two special and profoundly important aspects of parenting for me.
Firstly the responsibility of me being LJ’s safe place. The context of the quote within the book is that Big Bear is doing all he can to make things ok for Little Bear and consequently Little Bear is not so scared with Big Bear. I believe I should do everything I can for my child to make him feel safe and warm inside.
Secondly, this is a moment of discovery for Little Bear. There is nothing I enjoy more than accompanying LJ on his adventures through life. Being his companion and curator as he takes in (and on) the world is my favourite pastime.
This seemed a fitting quote to share today in particular. LJ struggles to get to sleep (like Little Bear if you don’t know the book). I don’t know why half the time, except that he is his parent’s son and we are both rubbish at falling asleep! It has come to our attention recently, however, that the dark may be playing a part in our struggles. So, today, we have moved a special light in for him. A lovely moon night-light now adorns LJ’s bedroom wall.
We have brought him the moon.