A 5 Year Old, a flashing scooter, three frogs and a kazoo

Mon, May 17, 2010

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As you have probably guessed from the title.  I am not going to write a post on anything business related, anything social media or network marketing.  No today I shall write what I have coined an ‘authentic me’ post….I might change that it’s not very catchy.

So  the idea about an ‘authentic me’ blog  post is simply that…a post about me.  Whether it is in the style of a diary, a funny story, inspiration and feeling from a film I have seen or something I remember from my past.  I want to be able to share with you elements of my authentic me from my everyday life.

The reason why this is so important to me, is that I am a multi-faceted being.  I am not just a mum, a blogger an internet marketer, a girlfriend a bad cook.  No I am Beth Hewitt and I want everyone who follows me, joins me in business and works with me to know Beth Hewitt and for that to happen, I need to be able to show my ‘authentic me’ as often as possible.

So here goes.  Today I want to share something with you that I think is hilarious.  You might not think it is, but if I make even the tiniest little smile I have reached my goal of making one person laugh each day.

May I introduce to you three very special people who I share my life with right now.  They are so important to me and my family that they eat with us, they sleep in our home, they watch their own TV shows and I have even shared a bath with them!!  Yes please enjoy this little video I put together to introduce you to yours truly. Fred, Mandy and Gordon.

These three wonderful characters have come into my life and totally awakened the imagination of my daughter Leigha which is absolutely wonderful.  She sleeps with them, talks to them ( I have to do the voices), plays with them, takes them on outings, carries them in her dressing gown pocket, plays hide and seek with them and reads to them.

These Frogs make my family so complete, it’s absurd I know.  In the last week I have learnt so much from my daughter, she likes nothing more than to make people laugh.

Last week I asked Leigha what she wanted to do.  She said she would like to ride grandmas on her scooter.  Grandma lives about 2 miles away; not too far away but 5 year olds, a flashing scooter and tired legs aren’t always the best combination.  But intent on listening to my intuition I said yeah why not.

“Can I bring my Kazoo Mummy”

“Erm yes OK” I said…am I crazy, now I have a 5 year old a flashing scooter and a kazoo!

“Can I bring some toys and books”


What was I letting myself in for?…But I have to admit I was some what excited about our pending expedition.

Whilst I got myself ready I could hear the tiny footsteps up stairs taking much longer than I had anticipated.  I shouted up the stairs.

“Leigha are you ready?”

“Yes Mummy” She called down.

“OK…lets go then”...My jaw hit the floor as I see Leigha puling something big and pink behind her

“What’s that Leigha?”

“It’s my suitcase mummy to put all my toys and books in for grandmas”

I laughed out loud.  Whilst today I was up for most things, I had to draw the line at a 5 year old, a flashing scooter, a kazoo and a suitcase filled with toys, although it would have been highly amusing to see the faces of the people passing by.

“You can take your monkey ruck sack” I said as a compromise.

“OK Mummy, but can I bring Fred , Mandy and Gordon?”

“Yes OK!!”

….and so we set off on our adventure.  The walk was lovely each time we saw a dandelion clock we had to stop and blow it to see what time it was.

Leigha scootered along, asking every so often If I could pass her, her Kazoo to play a tune on.  After a while I realised that there was a pattern emerging.

“Leigha” I said

“Are you asking me to pass you the Kazoo every time we pass by someone?”

“Yes Mummy”

“Why are you doing that?”

“Because I want to make them laugh; they might be sad and I can make them happy”

At that moment I felt an enormous amount of pride that my little superstar had already discovered the gift of being a ‘Go-Giver’.  She was right , what person on this planet couldn’t resist smiling at a 5 year old, wearing a monkey ruck sack, riding a flashing scooter and playing a Kazoo. GENIUS.

Here is the clip to see what I mean…I am sorry the quality of the video isn’t great…technology wouldn’t upload from my phone today so I had to shoot a video from my camera as soon as I get my phone working again I will upload the genuine film.  But I couldn’t not share with you my special day.

There is no moral really for this post. If you have taken any message from my ‘authentic me’ post then I am absolutely delighted.  I just wrote about what is happening in my life right now and what is happening in my heart.  It would be wonderful If I could inspire others to write ‘authentic me’ posts.  As I truly would like to know more about all of my readers, friends, followers and fellow bloggers.

Thank you for reading, I would love to read your comments,

Much Love,

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33 Responses to “A 5 Year Old, a flashing scooter, three frogs and a kazoo”

  1. bethhewitt80 Says:

    P.S I know my first video goes on longer than it should…But I couldn’t see the point of re doing it for the sake of 30 secs….!
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  2. Lori Robertson Says:


    I think this is an awesome posts! I guess being a mom I understand how this touches your heart as this did to me. That frog video was the cutest thing, never actually saw frogs having a tea party that was genius on your daughters part. LOL!

    This certainly put a smile on my face and warmth in my heart!
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    Beth Hewitt Reply:

    Hey Lori,

    I am so glad it touched your heart…these little froggys need to be shared with the world.


    Beth :)
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  3. Teresa Ivory Says:

    It’s no wonder your little one loves those frogs - they are soooo cute! Not as cute as she is though. I think there IS a moral to this story, two in fact - listen to your intuition and just as important, listen to your child’s intuition! What a precious gem you have there. Only five and she wants to make the world a better place!
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    Beth Hewitt Reply:

    Thanks Teresa,

    She is a gem…we have so much fun…!

    Beth :)
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  4. Linda G. Cox Says:

    I enjoyed seeing you in your ~real~ life! As if networking online isn’t real :) What a darling daughter! Children are the greatest teachers! I can see you’re giving Leigha everything she needs to be an example to all of us! Good job mom!
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    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Thanks Linda…Yep children are precious, I am intent that she follows her passions and doesn’t let life get in the way.

    Beth :)


  5. Val Wilcox Says:

    Awww, thanks for sharing this heart-warming story about your daughter and her kazoo. We can learn alot from this, can’t we?! I have a feeling she will not lose this gift as you will support her in sharing with others.

    Thanks again for this great post!
    Val :)
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    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    I will try my best Val…she will probably not thank me in a few years time when its not cool to have frog tea parties on the internet but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.

    Thanks for the kind comments


  6. Chris Hughes Says:

    haha I love this Beth! You’ve definitely done a great job with raising her to be a “Go-Giver” and she most likely learned it from another go-giver aka YOU! So great job!

    I love posts like these because we get to see inside your true self and see what makes you tick. Keep being authentic and great things tend to happen :)
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  7. Adam Sheck Says:

    Those frogs are so cute!!! As is Leigha. Thank you so much for sharing a more personal side of your life. Reminds me of my 16 year old daughter BEFORE she became a teenager, though she lets that warm and fuzzy side out sometimes with me still.

    I think it’s really important to connect and reveal this part of ourselves as well, as it is certainly what motivates us to work so hard at the other aspects of life. We don’t work to work, we work to open our hearts, touch lives, and be there for our people, our families.

    Thanks so much,
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    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Thanks Adam,

    I love your philosophy!

    I have a video on setting up your gravatar so we can see your smiley face if you want to take a peek.

    Beth :)
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  8. Evin Says:

    i like this post and i think having “authentic me” posts are something that i will do in the future. It gives an outside person a deeper look into your character. I enjoyed the videos. Im gonna have to break out my kazoo then maybe we can get a concert going lol.

    Thanks for giving a view of the authentic you


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Oh man!

    I so need to see you play your Kazoo!! We would be an internet sensation for sure!

    Thank Evin
    Beth :)


  9. Melodie Kantner Says:

    Thanks for sharing this. It is really nice. I love frogs too. I have frog figurines around my home and frog pins galore. My husband just returned from Canada with a new frog pin for me. ; )

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    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Hey Melodie,

    Thanks for the comment. I used to collect frogs when I was little so she obviously gets her love for them from me. The funny thing is I never told her that I collected them so its kinda strange!

    She also collects buttons lol…I am not sure where she gets that from??? Definitely not Daddy!



  10. Beverly Monical Says:

    This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.Love the first video on frogs. So cute.


  11. Krista Abbott Says:

    Now that is completely awesome. What a wonderful day with your child. :-) Seems like she has already found her niche market. :-) I love the frog video…super! Thank you for sharing your life with us. And let Leigha know that she made me happy today!! :-)
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  12. Chester Delameter Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. You can’t bet the lessons we learn from 5 yr olds. and yes I’m smiling.

    Have a Great Day


  13. Bruce Backman Says:

    I very much appreciate being able to see a peek inside your life. It is heartwarming to know the side of you as “mom.” Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

    Many Blessings!
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  14. Bill Cowan Says:

    So great to actually see into a person’s life, what’s going on and know that there is a real live person behind these Blogs. Love it Beth!
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  15. Paul Klaszus Says:

    Beth, you’re a supermom! Being able to embrace your child’s energy and enthusiasm for life will project her to fantastic heights we cannot see yet!

    Blessings to you and your whole family!

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  16. Edward Says:

    Hey Beth,

    Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse inside of your life. Your love and compassion for your daughter shines right though. You guys share so much with each other. Keep it real.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    Edward´s last blog ..Are You Ready For The Right Place & Time to Show Up In Your Life? My ComLuv Profile


  17. Chris Bernardo Says:


    Thanks for sharing a piece of you. That is what makes blogs and life special, the simple pleasures we all enjoy. Looking forward to reading more :)
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  18. Sue Collier Says:

    Hi Beth,

    Great videos!! Reminds me of when my girls were young! I think its a great idea to have authentically you posts; may try it myself!

    What a lovely little girl you have; you are obviously a lovely Mummy!

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  19. Emma Says:

    Hi Beth,

    The little frog video made me giggle so much - lovely start to a Monday Morning!

    Your little girl is an absolute gem!

    Thank you for the giggles and smiles!

    Emma :)


  20. Debbie Stevens Says:

    Hi Beth,

    This is awesome. The only thing missing was the partridge in the pear tree OR the kitchen sink, I’m not sure which! I appreciate seeing this side of you and your little princess. Thanks so much for sharing.
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  21. Pat and Lorna Shanks Says:


    We loved the post and the video. Reminds us of when our 16 year-old daughter was just 5.

    We find it so amazing how much we can learn from our children. A lot of times we find they have wisdom well beyond their years, and they actually follow through with it - just as your daughter did to make people smile. She definitely made us smile.

    Thank you for sharing you! And you’re right, we should all do more of that.

    ~ Pat and Lorna
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  22. Beth Allen Says:

    OK, this is officially one of my favorite posts ever! Not only because I love you and am thrilled to hear (and see!) this story you share with your beautiful daughter, but just because it is authentic you! :) My post of this week was an authentic me post too….I love that we’re syndication buddies this week and have that in common!

    Oh, and the tea party melted my heart! xoxo
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  23. Tami Says:

    Wow, so fun! It’s great to get a peak into your everyday life. If only adults could be more carefree like children. Thanks for sharing this story.


  24. Kimberly Castleberry Says:

    Oh my goodness I love this post! She is absolutely the image of her big-hearted mother! What a blessing! Thank you so much for sharing the wonder and go-giving spirit of this beautiful child!
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  25. Kevin M. Says:

    It is always great to get a glimpse into a persons life by seeing what is important to them!
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  26. Tim Somers Says:

    Beth, I have three daughters and you have stirred up some great memories on my end - well done!
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