This week was all about laughter in Martha Beck’s The Joy Diet. What makes me laugh most is this little one:
These photos were taken two years ago during a photo shoot for my website. I left him with the photographers for five minutes as I changed and this is what a bag of m & ms can do to a child!
If this book is about (re)discovering joy, my little one is my guide. He constantly is bringing me back into the present moment. He often reminds me of the little things, the wonder of it all. He leads me into practicing nothing, as Martha would encourage, when I need a “mommy time-out.”
And all the funny things he says and does? The highlights this week have been dancing to LL Cool J and Neil Diamond in the kitchen, jumping in a five-foot tall pile of leaves, “decorating” his bedroom with cut-out pictures we’ve just colored (string and oodles of tape are must-haves), and telling his daddy he wants to ride home with him from pizza out so that “they could say bad words.”
Living with a preschooler is a trip. A joyful one. One I want to fully, fully experience.
How is laughter showing up in your life this week?