Thankful Thursday – Refocus
Aidan has been falling into bed exhausted at night. Recovery, learning to walk again, is hard work. He fusses and complains, until at last I mercifully snug him into his bed.
Garreth hasn’t played guitar in years, but he picked it up again this week. He’s been playing guitar to Aidan and singing about bedtime and school days and stinky toes. Aidan is completely mesmerized by Daddy’s music. He will either hold down a fret or tap on the guitar to become part of the music.
Liam and Aidan and I sat in our close to complete living room this week while Daddy made dinner. We threw a ball around because we are an “it’s ok to throw balls in the house” kind of family. We played closest to the ceiling in which you win if you can, you know, throw the ball closest to the ceiling without actually hitting it. Somehow for years this has kept the boys entertained at length.
These simple moments, the ones that lack stress or drama or urgency or conflict, are worth noting. They are in fact, why I started thankful thursdays. Somehow along the way I got distracted and exhausted and stopped noticing these simple moments.
So help me refocus. What simple moments have you enjoyed?