I fall in love with my kids all over again about twice a day. Often, I’m at breaking point with their bickering and fighting, and their lack of gratitude. Even when they are not actually fighting, their noise, mess and energy irritate the crap out of me.
But then they’ll do something that makes me smile.
Recently, they saved up some pocket money and bought a $2.50 smiley ball each.
I was very impressed with their purchase, on many levels.
Firstly because the smiley faces were so darn cute.
Secondly, they knew that lollies and chocolates will be eaten up and BE GONE, but the balls will last longer. So in that sense, they understand the value of money.
Thirdly, as I see the balls lying on the grass, grinning up at the sky, the image seems to capture the essence of the two awesome kids I have – all their noise, mess and energy.