For the past week, I have been intentionally, mindfully making Choo-choo laugh every day. Not from tickling, but from being silly and having fun.
Hearing Choo-choo’s deep, genuine belly laughs warms my heart to no end. I think one of the very best sounds in the world is a child’s laughter. And bringing this out in my child has lifted my spirits as well.
I am learning to see the humor in things, even every day things. One day, Choo-choo had colored chocolate on his face from his M&M. I offered to clean it off for him, but he insisted on getting it himself. Well, try as he did, he couldn’t get it. Normally, I would have been annoyed that I could easily have fixed it for him and he refused. This time, though, I laughed harder than I had in a long time, with tears
The more I bring joy to my child, the more joy I feel. Now, it isn’t an all-day thing just yet, but I am not going to give up. My goal is for us to share as many laughs, chuckles, giggles, and the like as often as possible, and we are well on our way.