This week my kids have been on school holidays and so, the joys of being self-employed, taken some time off to spend time with them.
Some of the things they’ve done this week that have made me happy:
1. I was cuddling my son Aston on the couch (which always makes me happy) and he asked me what day of the week it was, then he said he wished it was Friday – when I asked him why, he said with cheeky grin “you, me, cuddling in bed” as Friday is of course the start of the weekend and he comes and sleeps in bed one night with us. It seems like this is the highlight of his week.
2. We went up to the Dandenong Ranges and there was a Fairy doing some magic and storytelling. Even though Niamh started out not keen to watch (she tends to be shy), it wasn’t long before she started to laugh and enjoy herself. I enjoyed watching her little smiley face as she enjoyed the fairy show.
3. The kids helped me clean out their toy boxes and sort them all, donating a couple of large bags of toys, plus filling another large bag with broken toys and other detrius that accumulates. Even though I didn’t enjoy the actual process, seeing the final results is gratifying and something I can tick off my list of things to do.
4. We’ve had some play dates with the kids friends this week – it’s great for me as I get to catch up with the other mums and because they’re playing with their friends they’re happily occupied and not bored.
What has made you happy this week?
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