There are quite a few things I really enjoy in life. However, there are few I enjoy more than hearing my kids laugh.
I don’t mean the forced laugh that can sometimes be a bit creepy. I mean the truly genuine laugh that shows me that they are happy. So often it’s hard to know whether or not they are happy.
Just as an example. I gave Emmett a kiss on his forehead and before he could wipe it off, I said sprinkles.
Sprinkles is a magic word because when you kiss someone and say sprinkles, they can’t wipe the kiss off. Emmett gets the biggest kick out of this. This is one of the times he will laugh in such a way that it quite literally erases the stress in my life and helps me pick up and keep moving forward.
When Emmett was younger and more nonverbal, he would talk in tones. It was almost like what you would hear from a whale. It was like music and it was beautiful. I know that might sound weird but hey, if that makes me weird than so be it.
Since Emmett has developed some language and speech, he no longer makes those noises. Don’t get me wrong, I so grateful that he can talk, even in a limited capacity, but I miss the music. His laughter though, is just as amazing to me.
Sometimes we have to stop and celebrate the truly beautiful aspects of life, no matter how small they may seem.
I love many things about my kids but I truly enjoy hearing them laugh. 🙂
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-Lost and Tired
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