Parenting brings with it so much diversity and depth of emotion. Some days it is easy and natural and full of love. Others not so much. A friend of mine recently mentioned to me that our oldest children have hit the "age of reason". It really resonated with me. And there are days that I am ashamed that I take for granted the wisdom and depth of understanding that my oldest possesses. Being a mother is most certainly a gift, and I have so much more to learn. Sometimes a sincere apology, a kiss and some ice cream makes the horrid parenting moments all better. I was so touched by this TedTalks on gratitude.
I wanted to also remember the hilariousness of my little guy eating a piece of floppy pizza this weekend. It was so funny, we were all in tears. He was trying to get the end of a long piece of pizza in his mouth and couldn't do it. The more he laughed, the more we did too. It felt really good.