July 21, 2012
To Be a Kid Again
I can't quit thinking about it. I absolutely love the look on Daddy's face.
He often smiles in pictures with the girls (when he's not deep in concentration, making sure they don't lose their balance, or working really hard to complete a block tower), but this one is different. It's a look of pure jubilation...kind of incredulous, even.
It made me think about these couple of pictures I posted last fall. This was the first time for me to take the girls down the "bumpy slide" (as they call it) at the orchard. They had a blast...and so did I!
It's reminded me how having children brings out the kid again in all of us.
Certainly I had belly laughs in the 10 or so years before the girls were born...but prior to the last three years, when was the last time I collapsed in a fit of tickle-inspired giggles? Chased around the den on all fours, to the tune of Pink Panther? Went down a big huge slide, just for the fun of it?
I didn't know to expect this awesome gem in the midst of parenthood. But for this -- and so many awesome surprises -- I am very, very thankful.