Wednesday, February 8, 2012

THE SIMPLE JOYS OF MY BOYS



  • sticky syrup kisses
  • belly laughs at the Marx Brothers/Three Stooges/Abbott and Costello
  • pure excitement when daddy walks in the door
  • pure joy over spending time with Nana and PopPop
  • when one makes the other laugh
  • when one comforts the other
  • when they team up to be mischievous
  • watching their concentration when painting/drawing/coloring
  • seeing their pride in their creations
  • bed head
  • energy filled runs in no direction whatsoever
  • long talks about their day/interest/fears/concerns
  • being able to comfort them with a hug or snuggles
  • watching them care for/play with the dog/cat
  • watching their shared fascination with trains
  • sticky peanut butter and jelly kisses
  • seeing the little one mimic the bigger one who mimics his father
  • seeing old pictures of myself/my husband/family members, that look like them
  • watching the affinity they have for certain stuffed animals/toys
  • Belly laughs
  • secretly watching them play act or pretend play
  • watching their excitement when they play with their friends
  • seeing them drift off to sleep
  • putting them to bed after a long day 
  • seeing how content they are to be home after a vacation
  • hearing them use new words that I did not even think they knew
  • hearing the words they make up
  • seeing their passion and investment in Philadelphia sports teams 
  • pushing them on a swing
  • sliding with them down a slide
  • going on an amusement ride with them
  • milk mustache kisses
  • when I make them laugh
  • seeing their joy when they make me laugh
  • seeing their joy when it snows
  • seeing their joy when they see the ocean
  • seeing their joy when they see a bird/airplane/stars/moon/kite
  • their excitement over playing with a balloon
  • watching them interact with friends 
  • their wonder
  • their faces on Christmas morning
  • their faces when blowing out birthday candles
  • hearing them say a prayer
  • seeing them have concern for others
  • clean smelling, after bath kisses
  • unexpected hugs
  • when they hold my hand (and I don’t tell them to)
There are many things they do on a regular basis that make me smile, laugh, cry, think and wonder “How did I get so lucky to have these little blessings in my life?”  Please feel free to comment and add your own. I would love to hear them

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