So many of the moments in a parent’s life are scripted. You get up at a similar time each day; you go through your morning routine; you go to work or stay with the kids; you come home; make dinner; get the kids ready for bed; relax; sleep – rinse and repeat each day, or so it seems. However, it is all of the time between these regular daily tasks, the moments that are unexpected that really lead to #UnscriptedBeauty within your parenting and overall life in general.
As a father there have been many moments of #UnscriptedBeauty throughout my life as a dad. Many of them though have come when my kids and I have just gotten on the floor, pulled out crayons, or a myriad of toys and just let loose. There were so many times when unscripted play turned into me being seen as horse to be ridden. In my daughters’ eyes I was always the author of the stories around our home for better or worse). This sometimes was a large burden to bear, but that being said, I held it high and worked hard to try and create an environment where many can come to create their own stories worth sharing. Some of this creativity and flexibility manifested itself earlier this year encouraging my eldest, Diva-J to write down the mystery stories she was thinking about and sharing with others and then we worked together to begin the process to transcribe her words to the computer instead of being held only in her writing journal.
I can also remember tender words shared by my girls with me. Simple “I love you daddy” or other conversations at bedtime that were special and timeless. These moments were ones that you cannot simply create. These are unscripted moments that simply happen because of the love that you have and that you share with your kids.
So many of these moments led to such #UnscriptedBeauty within our home. In a recent study by AVEENO that I read, it shared that 3 quarters of U.S. women say that “unscripted” moments are more beautiful than those that are perfectly planned. While I am not a woman, I have to agree. At the end of the day, it’s sharing candid, unscripted moments that build authentic relationships and while some of these moments may seem small in comparison to what some of you may have experienced, they are the moments that mean so much and are the ones that I remember most too.
I am loving that AVEENO is flipping-the-script by creating an #UnscriptedBeauty Movement, encouraging men and women to embrace the natural beauty of a life that doesn’t always go as planned.
Use #AVEENO #UnscriptedBeauty to share your moments.
You can get in on the fun too with the AVEENO #UnscriptedBeauty Photo Contest!
In order to be eligible to win, please include #Contest. If you do not wish to enter, though, #Contest can be left off.
To enter, simply upload a photo of your favorite Unscripted Beauty moment to Instagram and include #UnscriptedBeauty, #AVEENO, and #Contest
o The winner will receive a photo shoot with acclaimed photographer, Danielle Guenther!
Winner must be a resident of the U.S.
Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!
Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.
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