Too Young to Kill?

Connecting with children through nature has become somewhat of a myth. In fact, the entire definition of ‘connecting’ has changed in the modern era. In the face of technological abundance, why hand your child a flower when you can hand over an iPad with Google images bringing forth far more than you ever could? It’s phenomenal – a simple search may produce images that you may never witness first hand. Rather, images which you never feel the need to witness first hand. The scent of these flowers, one can only hypothesise. No wonder it is theorised that the coming generation will, for the first time in history, die younger than their predecessors. Experience the world, but don’t move a muscle. Our children know everything about the planet, everything about the ecosystem and its integral role amongst our forests – yet so few are venturing out there. Die, adventure, die.

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Parenting through the Eyes of a Woman

If you follow Brothers Nader and Raz on their YouTube accounts, you’ll know they both recently uploaded 2 raw, real and truthful videos about what it’s like to have kids. While I laughed and nodded my head in agreement to almost everything they had to say, I couldn’t help but think a woman’s perspective was needed in this ongoing series of “the realties of having children”. I’m not quite that ambitious to put myself out there on YouTube, so I figured a blog post would suffice instead. This is what I feel about having kids:

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Death Leads a Young Mind to Old Questions

“I guess the birds went to heaven” Kay said as we walked to the store. “I guess…” I said, not really knowing how to answer that. Three birds had built a nest underneath an apartment air conditioner in our building, but the bird and its eggs fell out, three stories down, killing them instantly. The dead birds were laying there on the ground, and I could tell it bothered Kay a little bit. My sister picked up the birds and we tossed them away.

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What Life Is All About

My daughter said this to me tonight as we wrapped up our evening: “I love our mommy and daughter times. I mean it’s fun when daddy is here, but it’s also nice when it’s just the two of us”. I decided that on a random Wednesday we were going to go to the bookstore and then for dinner. She had a great time, chatting with me about school, what she’s learning and the things she likes. At almost 8 years old, Kay is an actual person. She has her likes, dislikes and things she’s passionate about. Two of them are reading and Turkish food – so tonight I combined the two and she was quite happy.

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