My bliss right now comes from the fact that I've been able to spend a lot of time with the boys recently, and I think we're all the better for it. We're in a phase where they're generally a lot of fun to be around (when they aren't bickering like an old married couple, that is!) and I am constantly tickled by their expanding world views.
Kerry and I took the boys to Westfest on the weekend while Beloved attended a weekend-long seminar, and Tristan recounted his encounter with a life-sized Lunar Jim and Clifford the Big Red Dog with some enthusiasm. "But," Tristan concluded with a worldly sigh, "it wasn't the real Lunar Jim."
"How do you know it wasn't the real Lunar Jim?" I asked.
"Well, Mom, because I looked at his back and it had a big zipper on it." Remind me not to let him get too close to Santa Clause this Christmas!
Later that day, Tristan also decided he needed to make a craft, but he was quite secretive about what it was. He asked me to cut a large circle out of a piece of paper, and returned a few moments later with what he called a CBC frisbee; sure enough, he had made an impressive approximation on his 'frisbee' of the exploding cabbage that is the current CBC logo - freehand, using only the image in his head for reference. Be still my patriotic, mothercorp-loving heart!
Yesterday after a bath, Beloved was helping Simon put on his jammies when Simon observed that his fingers were "fancy". It took us a minute to figure out he meant they were wrinkled from the tub.
So my joy is simply that I love my boys, and they love me, and with that everything else in life is golden.
Care to share what's making the sun shine on you today?