Cup of Jo has been working for 13 years (!) so we’ve determined that each week, we’ll be highlighting one of the fashionable posts from the previous. Right here’s one among our favorites, initially printed on June 26, 2017…
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The most effective components of parenting is seeing the world by way of a toddler’s eyes, don’t you suppose? The world feels so magical. It’s not only a metropolis block with buildings; it’s an ant hill, a taxi, A TEENAGER. I’ve been a mother or father for greater than seven years, and it by no means will get outdated. Right here are some things my boys discover thrilling lately…
Getting letters within the mail
When the moon is out throughout the daytime
Anytime the doorbell rings
Images of themselves
When timber are nonetheless dripping after it rains
Anytime they get to sleep in our mattress
Mommy tracing letters on their backs
When Daddy swats flies
Pajama day at college
When the flight attendant who gave them cookies was additionally NAMED COOKIE
It’s humorous since you don’t at all times know precisely whether or not one thing will enchant them or irritate them. Generally it’s nearly the identical factor: haircuts on another person (good) vs. haircuts on themselves (unhealthy); stepping in a puddle (good) vs. stepping in a puddle unexpectedly (very unhealthy).
My sister-in-law wrote this on Fb the opposite day:
Issues that J. (Three years outdated) had a degree 10 tantrum about within the final week:
1) His banana broke and I couldn’t repair it.
2) He needed a mattress he noticed in his dream.
3) I wore a shawl to work.
What about your youngsters? What do they discover pleasant? I’d love to listen to…
P.S. A child’s favourite toys and a motherhood mantra.
(Photograph by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo.)