Thursday, December 30, 2010

Giggles and Footsteps

This morning I am listening to two little girls (Keira and my niece) run through the house giggling their little butts off.  On any other day I would say something about the rule of no running in the house, but today it really is making me smile.  I love that they can have fun with the simplest things.  I wish I could bottle that laughter and share it with the world.  We have all become so serious about life and have lost our imagination.  What I wouldn't give to be that carefree again for a day.  I am loving these giggles and enjoying them.  Who wants to be in trouble for having fun? I sure don't!  Maybe I should run through the house and laugh right along with them!

I think my favorite time of the day is the early morning when I am not quite awake yet and I hear the kids in the house moving around.  I hear them try to tippy toe past my bedroom door in hopes of not waking the sleeping bears inside!  It warms my heart to know that we have taught them to think of others.  I often will see Keira stop and watch a commercial on TV about abused animals with tears streaming down her face and I realize how huge her 4 year old heart truly is.  She is ask me, "Mommy, what happened to those animals?"  How does one answer that question?  I will say that someone didn't take care of them very well, etc.  How do you explain to a 4 year old that no one loved a particular puppy or kitty?  It is a difficult line to walk when I think about blowing her innocent view on the world out of the water.


  1. Man, those commercials make me cry about 99.8% of the time as well.
    Today would be a great day for frolicking kiddos. I want to stay home and bake something!

  2. I agree Josie, a great day to stay indoors!

  3. I love the morning time too! I love my kids in their little pj's and their "sleepy eyes".