Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NaBloPoMo #15 ~ Family Happinesses

NaBloPoMo February 2012
Today's prompt:  Dr. Joyce Brothers said, "When you look at your life,
the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."  True or False?

Totally going with 'true' on this one!

I have hundreds of happinesses that are family happinesses.

Memories of things from my childhood, like driving the riding lawn mower all over my grandparents' yard; seeing my mother and daddy in the audience for performances, whether at church or school; hanging out under a sleeping bag, watching TV in our den with my daddy; watching my mother bake and decorate wedding cakes and having her 'practice' on my finger so I could eat the frosting.

Memories of things from my early adulthood, like my parents helping me move into my various dorm rooms; being there when both of my nephews were born; taking my oldest nephew to the mall to ride the carousel; my sister's wedding (OK, so that's a bit out of order with the whole 'nephews being born' thing, but whatever, we're totally going with what pops into my head!); Christmases at my parents' house.

Memories of things from when Bean was little, like the silly little scrunchy face she would make; her falling asleep holding the crackers she insisted she needed as a snack in the car after running around the mall in her first pair of 'real' shoes after she started walking; the way she would ask to 'sit next side' me on the couch.

Memories of things from when Bug was little (OK, so she's only 3 1/2, but whatever!), like the way she would light up when Bean would come home from preschool; the way she just couldn't, and still can't, hold still when she hears music; the way she never really 'crawled' in the conventional way, but had this crazy 'knee walk' that enabled her to keep a hold of whatever she had in her hands.

Memories of current events, like the way our family loves to cuddle together on the couch and watch a movie on the weekend; going out for breakfast; times when the girls actually play together instead of finding ways to annoy each other.

So, yeah, I totally agree that family happinesses are my greatest happinesses.  Now I just need to focus on make more 'happinesses' and maybe some of the 'not so happinesses' will become fewer and farther between!

1 comment:

  1. Totally unrelated to your post, but we just watched bean's u can do it video again -- because the kids kept telling me to "click on it!" and loved all the bean footage -- really fun! Hope others have been inspired, too. I know we watched it before, but loved it the second time around.


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