This plus that equals…. special moments
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about those special moments.
We’ve just had a fabulous holiday, filled with fabulous moments but I’m currently sat typing with L cuddled in right next to me and you know what? That’s pretty special too. So just what makes those special moments?
Invariably the little moments I remember the most are filled with laughter.
Getting woken up at 5.30am as he’d seen in a monster in our bed turned out to be a really special. It was filled with giggles and tickles and laughter.
Or whilst we were away and he saw a grumpy camel. Which was actually a sheep. I can’t comment on her grumpiness, it was raining, so probably. It was really funny though and he spent a while pointing out grumpy camels to us.
I’m not sure if these moments are as special to L as they are to me. But whenever he just curls up with me, or really hugs me. They are just the most special moments as I know they won’t last forever.
Tired cuddles, happy cuddles, playful cuddles, comforting cuddles, I’ve hurt myself cuddles or I am trying to get out of doing something you’ve asked by being cute cuddles. I don’t care how I get them. So long as I do get them.
I’m sure the moments L will remember the most are the ones when his dad and I just let go and act like kids ourselves.
When we are dancing like fools around the house, or all getting covered in paint. When rules are ignored and grown up worries and thoughts are thrown out of the window. For me those are pretty special moments.
A touch of the unexpected
One of my favourite moments with L was completely unplanned. We were going to the zoo but he fell asleep in the car, so I drove aimlessly so he could sleep.
When he woke up we were near Elveden so I took him out for lunch at the shops there and we walked the nature trail. It was just all so surprisingly perfect.
Then there was the time he got to feed a Marmoset, that was just plain good timing. Very lucky indeed.
Or the times we’ve been caught in the rain or found a new playground. The unplanned moments can often end up being better than those we have put time and effort into planning.
Arranging a treat
To see L’s face when we arrived at Diggerland was amazing! He was so excited and we had a great day. Even if it was all a little overwhelming to start with.
But it doesn’t even have to be that exciting. L is more than happy if I take him into Norwich on the bus instead of driving. He thinks that is a right treat. Or when we go to our favourite cafe for lunch.
So for me, the special moments are everything and anything. So long as everyone is happy, that’s pretty special to me. You don’t have to take time to create amazing moments, just take time to enjoy the everyday moments.
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