cymplified motherhood

Peter Pan, Cymplified!

drawn using markers and watercolor pencils
drawn using markers and watercolor pencils

Wouldn’t it be wonderful,
To escape to Neverland?
To meet the impish mermaids,
And sing with the Indian band.

To fight with Captain Hook,
And take over his ship.
To play with the lost boys,
With no mother’s mentorship.

After spending some time in Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy wanted to go home. She knows that children need mothers so that they do not grow up to be savages. The lost boys wondered, “What is a mother?” Wendy answered in a song,

Well a mother, a real mother, is the most wonderful person in the world;
She’s the angel voice that bids you goodnight
Kisses your cheek, whispers, “Sleep tight.”

Your mother and mine
Your mother and mine

The helping hand that guides you along
Whether you’re right, whether you’re wrong

Your mother and mine
Your mother and mine

What makes mothers all that they are?
Might as well ask, “What makes a star?”
Ask your heart to tell you her worth
Your heart will say ,”Heaven on earth.”
Another word for divine,
Your mother and mine.

Such a wonderful description of a mother, right? Yes, mothers are like stars and they are quite divine. This song encourages me to be a better mom.

I really admire Wendy’s mother. Why? It’s because Mary’s a great wife. She said positive things about her husband in front of their children, especially when they did not like that their father tied their nurse dog Nana outside and that he decided that Wendy shall not sleep in the nursery anymore. She’s also very calm when addressing her children’s concerns. I’ll bet she was the one who told Wendy, John & Michael the stories about Peter Pan and she supports the kids’ stories & imagination. Kindly correct me if I’m wrong. 😀

Speaking of Neverland, I believe that each person has his own Neverland where he could have fun and be childlike. Reading fiction, writing and drawing are my Neverland where I could escape from reality for a little while and be a child again. It is how I temporarily leave the world behind and fly. Right now, I am exploring Neverland by trying to read more books and using different media to make art. I am still trying to discover which medium I am most comfortable with – watercolors, markers, colored pencils, watercolor pencils.

I would like to know, do you have any means of temporary escape from reality? What is it? 🙂


  1. redamethyst

    I like peter pan story but forgot about Wendy’s mom already. Reading it here again reminds me to be a great mom just like Wendy’s mom. My temporary escape from reality is when I play with my 9 years old son, when we tickle each other.
    redamethyst recently posted..Lady in Pink

  2. Thank you for reminding us of Peter Pan, Wendy and the lost boys. I hardly ever remember Wendy’s Mom. Thanks for that too.
    Vera recently posted..Starting Over Again (2014)

    1. Welcome! Watch it again!

  3. I love Peter Pan. Sometimes I get soo tired and would want to escape and be alone, but for just a few hours. I am fine with a good book and cups of coffee
    Marie recently posted..Five Tips On Taking Your Child to His First Baseball Game

    1. We do want to escape when we are very tired. 🙂

  4. My fanstasy escape would be sitting on the couch making bows and knitting scarfs.

    1. I would imagine making bows is therapeutic. Your bows are very nice!

  5. My kids love Peter Pan and the drawing is awesome! My escape to reality is mostly watching movies. It relax me and take me to new whole world.

    1. Thank you! Movies make good escapes.

  6. Nice post. It made me missed my mom more. My temporary escape from reality is watching k-drama hehehe
    January/Janzcrystalz recently posted..Goodbye and Rest in Peace Mama Lina

    1. Many gals like you watch Korean shows. I never got into that hype… 🙂

  7. Nice post. If I really want to temporarily escape my world, I would just go to the mall or some place that I don’t usually go to. Perhaps the great escape would be to go alone without my husband or my kids. I haven’t done that for years.
    Chin chin recently posted..4 Simple Arts and Crafts for Kids (10)

    1. I know! That’s I feel as a stay-at-home-mom. That would be my ultimate break.

  8. My daughter loves to watch the cartoon version on youtube. I think I should watch with her one time. I want to observe Wendy’s mother. I may get one or two ideas how to be a good mother too.
    Mylene recently posted..ATM Dispensed A Fake 500?

    1. It’s a fun movie although I developed a dislike for Peter Pan. I just thought that’s what happens when one doesn’t have a parent to guide.

  9. No doubt Mothers are one of God’s greatest gifts to us!
    And in turn, as a mother, we should give be a gift to our child!

    As for my escape from reality…THIS IS IT = = = BLOGGING!
    I wish I had all the time in the world…I have so many stories to tell.
    But this year has really been too fruitful with projects related to work that I have less time to do so!
    During the Zamboanga siege, though, my mind was too full of thoughts, so I was so happy to blog … it kept me from thinking negative thoughts!

    1. Blogging is quite therapeutic and relieves us from the burden of getting the stories out of our minds.

  10. Love the new design of the blog. For me escape to fantasy island is when I am reading a book or absorbed in my Korean Dramas that I watch online 🙂
    Dominique Goh recently posted..Crane Blue/White Humidifier Giveaway-(US) ends 10th Mar

    1. Books do transport us elsewhere!

  11. Yay, you’re back! Can I just say thank you for the book? I’m immensely enjoying it. Plus, I just realized I’d like to be like Wendy’s mother. I want to support my child’s (children’s) imaginations as much as possible.

    PS: Your blog design is SUPER pretty! Who designed it? Pray tell!
    Maan recently posted..Why I’m Still Breastfeeding My (Almost) 23-month old

    1. Welcome!

      Thanks, Maan! Pat Fancy Girl executed my ideas and made them pretty.

  12. Your blog design is so pretty, Ceemee!!! 🙂 My temporary escape from reality involves sitting in a corner with yarn and my crochet hooks, maybe a cup of coffee or tea. And cake. Everything is better with cake. 🙂
    Patty | MrsC recently posted..Sunday Seven: Random Things About Me

    1. I know! I am always, always craving for cake.

  13. Cym! I love your blog design. Who designed it? Anyway, I do agree that mothers are wonderful. That’s why I also strive to be the best mom that I can be. 🙂 My Neverland is also in reading fiction, writing and blogging but not drawing. I can’t draw to save my life. Haha!
    Janice / The Roller Coaster Ride recently posted..On Turning 35

    1. Hi Janice! Pat Fancy Girl executed my blog design ideas. 🙂

      Hehe, did your kids asked you to draw?

  14. The illustration is pretty. To escape from reality, I usually read books or listen to music. Watching TV series and anime has also helped me whenever I needed to take a break from everything.
    Jemm recently posted..Attempting Sugar Cookies

    1. We do need breaks to refresh us. I miss listening to music, nowadays, my music is made up of children songs. 🙂

  15. Jhari

    I love this song. It reminds me of my simple childhood indoors. Watching movies sa betamax and repeating it all over again. I wish they can make remake movie of Peter Pan. I really wonder why Tinker Bell became a part of their team. Hhhmmm…
    Jhari recently posted..Bruno Mars Halftime Performance with Red Hot Chili Peppers at Super Bowl 48 | LIVE 2-2-14

    1. I wonder why, too! It’s weird that she’s the only fairy in Never Land.

  16. mothers are certainly God’s wonderful creation. they manage life and juggle the myriad responsibilities associated to being a mom, a friend, a wife, a teacher, a critic to their family. i would say that i am blessed to have a great mom! 🙂
    Farida recently posted..On Being Penny-Wise

    1. Great moms are such blessings!

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