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Spontaneous by Arabella of An Open Window


Today we are sharing a post by Arabella about how we all might need to be a bit more spontaneous!

Arabella is:

an ordinary person with a creative impulse



See that grown man flying through the water jets? Yup. That’s my husband.

We went to the Maryland Science Museum yesterday afternoon. It’s the favorite place to hang out right now. Everyone was played-out and ready to head home, when we came across this. Right in the inner harbor. Dancing water and outdoor music. My boys were tentative. The water regularly changed height and pressure and…well..particularly my 3 year old isn’t a fan of getting wet. There were a few hands quickly shot into the water but mostly we just watched.

And then…Stephen just took off. Running and jumping through the water. Hoping that the jets wouldn’t suddenly change height and soak him.

His few seconds of spontaneity changed everything. We finally left an hour later with two soaked, mostly naked little ones, and fairly soaked parents having expended every ounce of our energy running and laughing.

I know that the prevailing wisdom is that we should all be watching our little ones for lessons in how to enjoy life. But I was lucky enough to marry someone who knows how to show his children a thing or two about being spontaneous and jumping in.


Thanks to Arabella for sharing her words and thoughts.

For more on Arabella, please visit her here:

An Open Window

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Dippidy permalink
    08.21.2010 4:53 am

    I love that!!

  2. annalucia permalink
    08.21.2010 6:48 am

    ….just the way it should be…for ANY age! Love it!! 🙂

  3. 08.21.2010 8:24 pm

    Now that just made my day. Her husband is a keeper!!!

  4. Elizabeth permalink
    09.18.2010 11:17 pm

    i loved your post! We have to appreciate our husbands so much!

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