Smile worthy moments happen all the time. It doesn’t require a lot of effort, or even leaving the house. The key to smile worthy moments with your kids is just be there. Be involved.
A few days ago, Maddie asked me if she could have a tea party with her cats. I said sure and I helped her get her Goldfish Crackers (Colored) and water ready to go. Then I sat my butt right there down on her bedroom floor with her while hollering at the boys to get out because it was a “black tie only establishment”. Miss Madelyn and I went on to enjoy a little tea party with her cats. She was beyond excited that I took time to just sit and have a tea party with her. Easy, smile worthy moment. Goldfish crackers are a staple in this house! I love that they’re always baked with real cheese. And they contain no artificial flavors or preservatives.
A few days before that Maddie asked me if I would come and read her a story. I agreed and headed up stairs. The next thing I know, Owen’s joined us and a few minutes later here comes Fin to get in on it too. So we passed the book around, each taking turns reading and snuggling and just laughing at the silliness of Dr Suess books. Another smile worthy moment.
If you remember, a few weeks ago Owen and I met the older kids at the bus stop after school and surprised them with a park trip instead of coming home to immediately start homework and chores. Easy smile worthy moment.
It doesn’t take much to make kids smile, to make happy family memories. We do so day to day with little moments like that, but we also do bigger things… like weekend family outings.
I never feel guilty about keeping Goldfish on hand! They’re a snack I can feel good about.
This past weekend, we headed out to a lake to take the kids fishing, we went to a different lake than last weekends adventures. They had a blast. They loved it. We spent more time in the car driving around trying to find this place than we actually did there, but it was worth it. Seeing their excited faces while choosing their bait, while hauling our stuff to where we planned to spend a few hours, while casting their rods, while taking in the beauty that is the great outdoors… all smile worthy moments.
Now, it’s your turn. Get out there and make some memories. It’s easier to do than you may think.
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