The Greatest Day Ever!

The boys love to bathe in our master bath tub. And I like it too because I can fold laundry, put stuff away in our closets, clean the bathroom or tidy up our bedroom and be close to them while they play. Sometimes they forget I’m so close and they say the sweetest things. I remember last Christmas, after the holiday crash and burn, they were having a bath and I was putting away laundry in my closet. The closet door was shut and I could hear them commenting on their day so I paused to listen.

#2son: Hasn’t this been the greatest day ever?

#1son: I guess so. Why?

#2son: Well! Our cousins are here. A warm bath. A game of Chutes and Ladders. A new dessert tonight. I don’t want this day to ever end!

Not one mention of the plethora of toys they received. Their “greatest day” was about playing with their cousins, trying a new dessert, enjoying a warm bath. The simple pleasures. All the “stuff” they received was secondary.

This is a beautiful reminder to enjoy each moment. Enjoy the simple joys in your day. Focus on the little stuff to get the big picture. Breathe. Relish. Savor.

Simple pleasures create the greatest days.

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9 responses to “The Greatest Day Ever!

  1. Kids can be so honest. If we listen carefully we can learn a lot. They know how to keep things simple and they understand what feels good.

  2. Are you sure they said nothing about the toys. That is a special moment to be sure. Christmas was first about family and then about the toys for my kids. Now that they are adults we no longer exchange gifts and it is all about family which is nice.

  3. What a great memory! I love how kids can surprise you like that. It really is the simple things that matter.

  4. Love this! Sweetest memories…

  5. How wonderful of them to really enjoy and revel in the non materialistic things, the simple things as you say. The toys are there for good, but the cousins (and the desserts) were to be cherished. You have very wise and very sweet boys!

  6. It’s funny…Sometimes we think we are teaching the kids, but other times, they do the same thing for us…

  7. p.s. I have tried Fage, too, but only the plain ones. I think Fage may be a bit more tart than Chobani, but they’re both pretty similar in thickness and texture! I say go for whatever’s cheaper! 🙂

  8. Children really are so easy to please. We shower them with countless gifts and then they go play with the boxes the gifts came in. This is right along those lines.

    Very sweet post!

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