The ordinary moments #5: putting on a show

ordinary moments putting on a show

Pretty much every evening before heading upstairs to bed, the kids put on a little show for us. If Alan gets back from work at a decent time, we sit down and have a cup of tea and relax for a bit so the kids get to see him, and it almost always leads to them putting on a show.

We keep a little step in front of the window so Kirby can sit there and play with his cars on the window sill during the day, and so he can get up and wave bye bye to his daddy in the mornings (hence all the hand prints on the window..I feel like I’m forever cleaning windows!). In the evenings and on weekends, the step also becomes their stage.

Even though they do these shows pretty much every day, they’re never planned. Sometimes they sing, sometimes they dance, and sometimes they play instruments. But they are always very funny and have us laughing and cheering whoever is on stage. Kirby usually does his “doo whop” song at song at some point though, which has us crying with laughter because it’s so predictable. The kids take turns, but usually end with a joint one (Kirby copying whatever Aoife is doing). 

Ordinary moments, but extraordinary memories- I will treasure them forever.

putting on a show (2)

putting on a show (3)

putting on a show (4)

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  1. This is so lovely!!! I love that this part of your daily routine, so special :) x
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  2. Oh, this is so sweet! What lovely memories you’ll have to treasure and a great end to a day :)
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  3. Awww so cute! I have very very fond memories of putting on shows for my Mum and Dad when I was little. I think it’s a rite of passage for childhood. Definitely memories to treasure. x
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  4. Who cares about fingerprints on the window when you have these two putting on a show! I enjoy hearing about your kids and the things they do…and I love that you are writing about these little moments. This is the stuff of life!
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  5. This is SO tender and sweet to me! You will never have a better show than that! AND yes, these are the days we will remember forever! xoxo
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  6. Beautiful Carin… your “ordinary moments, but extraordinary memories” sentence is perfect….exactly that…. and your photos are precious… my grand daughters are always putting on little shows for us too… total love….

    Jenny ♥
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  7. Oh I love this, me and my brother used to put on shows. It’s such a lovely family moment xx
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  8. Aww bless – that’s so sweet, and such a lovely way to finish up the day!
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