“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand, and make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
I just love that quote. Especially that one line, “help them find the wonder and marvel of an ordinary life“. So good! Steevenson helps me notice it every day and I’m so thankful for the glimpse through his lens.
Lately, he “very likes” the trees whose leaves have turned red, and at night, he absolutely gasps whenever he sees Christmas lights on the outside of a house. I love that he always asks if “Mama very likes?” them too.
Tonight, I watched him get into his footed-pajamas, and when he was finished he whispered, “Go show Daddy?” with the sweetest smile on his face. I replied, “Sure, baby! Daddy is in our bedroom…you can go show him!”. He immediately took off down the hall and I sat there on the edge of his bed, just listening while his feet pitter-pattered over to our room. A couple moments later I heard Kevin gasp and say “Oh, buddy! I love your pajamas…you look so handsome!” and I could just picture Steevenson standing there in front of him…beaming…arms stick straight at his sides, chin down and eyes looking up… like he does when he wants you to see what he’s wearing, or that he got dressed all by himself. 🙂
Marvelous little ordinary moments. Too many to count, but so easy to miss if we don’t slow down and soak them in.
PS- I normally host my weekly LuLaRoe online pop-up sales on Sunday/Monday, but since Christmas is this weekend, I’m activating the site tonight instead. If you’re interested in checking out my inventory (the skirt pictured above is for sale!) just click on this link: https://www.roewith.me/s/zC4LcnAh8
You won’t be able to claim anything until the shop goes live at 5pm tonight, but feel free to preview my inventory there in the meantime! XO