Want real life footage of what being a mom’s all about? This video is not America’s Funniest Home video. It is however, amusing and endearing. I have probably watched this clip a thousand times since I took the footage less than 24 hours ago.
Side note: this video is actually a lot longer, but I am giving you just a snip-bit. I call this a quick round of the Fart & Gonna-Get-cha game. I recommend this game to anyone wanting to lose weight in their cheeks. What a work out. 🙂
We take laughter for granted. I took laughter for granted.
It’s a profound thing when you hear someone laugh for the first time. If you don’t have children, I hope you have at least watched the movie Rudy. If you have not seen this movie, then you must go watch it. Otherwise, do you remember the scene when all the team players lined up, and one by one placed their jerseys down- giving up their spot for Rudy to play in the last game of the season, because they knew that nobody else deserved to play more than he did? That scene elicits feelings of awe, warmth, and genuineness. And I suppose those feelings are similar to what it felt like when I saw McKinley laugh and giggle for the first time. McKinley’s personality is emerging and it’s been delightful getting to know her. Although, I’ve known her for years it seems.
Now, for those of you who know me, then you know me to be a philosophical individual, but all this mother stuff is making me considerably more reflective. Have you taken something for granted recently? Life is incredibly complicated, how could we not take something for granted? Sometimes, we take for granted our dearest friends and other times we take for granted our bodies. For instance, burning my tongue always reminds me the value of my little tastebuds. Everything just works together in harmony. It’s when something goes wrong that we start to notice. Wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh laughter to notice things while everything is going good? I’m on a warpath to end taking things for granted. Who’s with me!?
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My son has just started laughing. He’s been working on it for a while, but now, it is really recognizable. When I first heard him laugh, I felt like laughing, crying and doing a happy dance, and I pretty much did all three at the same time. You daughter is beautiful and you blog is really wonderful. Looking forward to reading more from you.
Thank you so much! And yes, the laughter is such an amazing milestone. 🙂