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independence is bliss

independence is bliss

When you're two years old, there aren't many things you can do all.by.yourself.

But since a certain little person discovered how to loop her arms through the giant rope swing, climb to the highest point along the trunk of the tree and dive forward, we've hardly seen much of her inside these walls.

this is where you'll find her

When the house seems a little too quiet, I can peek out the kitchen window and catch a glimpse of the rope–swaying back and forth. And if I listen hard enough, I usually hear some two year-old chatter and some squeals of delight. And when I call her name out the window, "Elizabeth???" I hear in reply: "Swinging, Mommy." And I know, as if I didn't know already, exactly where she is.

this is where you'll find her

I daresay, it's almost as good as a live-in babysitter.

So if you're looking for Elizabeth….

this is where you'll find her

this is where you'll find her.

independence is bliss

When you're two years old, there aren't many things you can do all.by.yourself.

But since a certain little person discovered how to loop her arms through the giant rope swing, climb to the highest point along the trunk of the tree and dive forward, we've hardly seen much of her inside these walls.

this is where you'll find her

When the house seems a little too quiet, I can peek out the kitchen window and catch a glimpse of the rope–swaying back and forth. And if I listen hard enough, I usually hear some two year-old chatter and some squeals of delight. And when I call her name out the window, "Elizabeth???" I hear in reply: "Swinging, Mommy." And I know, as if I didn't know already, exactly where she is.

this is where you'll find her

I daresay, it's almost as good as a live-in babysitter.

So if you're looking for Elizabeth….

this is where you'll find her

this is where you'll find her.

23 comments on “independence is bliss”

  1. It is an amazing feeling to watch them reach for their first independence. A has been spending long stretches of time in his tent in the yard telling stories to the beach ball and painting.

    I would have a hard time sharing that swing if it was around here.

  2. Oh, this post really gets to me… my little boy is 2 and he would love this, and yes, it is so frustrating for them not to be able to do much by themselves…

    How wonderful for both you and her that she has discovered this is so entertaining!

    xx

  3. oh, that looks like fun!and you have a beautiful yard.

    we let our 2 yr old boy wander in and out the back door all day long. nothing beats the contentment he seems to feel after a little solitary exploring/playing by himself. now i just have to show my husband that awesome rope swing!

  4. Love the pictures of Elizabeth and the “Swinging, Mommy.” My Lily is the same age and I am enjoying every minute of it.

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