Sunday, May 20, 2012

Little things

Sometimes I forget how easy it is to make kids happy.   Just by doing something that they don't expect that takes little to no effort can totally make my kids' day.  

Evan and Hailey were playing outside together nicely which is a treat.  Maybe it was due to the fact that I didn't have to keep checking on them because someone was screaming or crying that when I did go to check on them and found them playing a game where they were chipmunk hunters and were hot and needing something to drink my mind immediately wondered what I could give them that would be special. 

There is nothing special about Crystal Light, but when you put it in a plastic wine glass with a straw, that boring old Crystal Light magically turns into the best Crystal Light you have ever had.  At least it does for a kid.

I don't do it enough.  I know I don't often try to find ways to make the ordinary special, but that is one of my goals for this summer.   It is so easy to make them happy - to help them find the joy in these little things.

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