I was blessed with an extrememly happy childhood thanks to fantastic parents. Lately Reese's childhood has been on my mind constantly. Am I creating a happy childhood for her? Am I providing her with experiences that are helping her to learn about this world we're in and all the great things it has to offer? Will she always know how I love her unconditionally and will always be there for her no matter what? I can now understand why my mom and dad were able to put up with all the crazy things us kids put them through. It has something to do with this unconditional love God puts in you when you have a kid. It truly is amazing!
Reese is at such a fun age. She finds happiness is such sweet little things. Things like putting on a tutu and dancing or jumping on her bed. Things like singing "popcorn popping on the apricot tree", building towers out of her mega blocks until they are high enough to topple over, coloring, coloring, and more coloring, eating spoonfuls of flour while I bake, taking off her pants so she can have full flexibility in her legs to run and climb, playing hide and seek under her blanket....oh the imagination and excitement of a wee one.
And in case her childhood isn't happy enough, I let her open the spices and taste them as often as she wants :) (Actually, I do find her taste testing the spices quite often and I find it quite funny).