October 11, 2011 in Motherhood, Quotes - 2 Comments
We had a little visitor in our backyard the other night.
I’m not the biggest fan of insects. But after watching our boys light up at their discovery, I was reminded of Iris Krasnow’s quote:

“Being there…is about crouching on the floor and getting delirious over the praying mantis your son just caught instead of perusing a fax or filling the dishwasher while he is yelling for your attention and you distractedly say over your shoulder: ‘Oh, honey, isn’t that a pretty bug.’ It’s about being attuned enough to notice when your kid’s eyes shine so you can make your eyes shine back.”

Oh how I strive to “be there” and make my eyes shine back when my children come to me with their eyes aglow.


  • Steph H October 11, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    What a great quote! I love that.

  • House on Tufton October 12, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Cute pic!!

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