Our CdLS blog challenge for Sunday is to list some things that give us simple pleasure. I know, I know, it's Monday, but I figured I would still give it a whirl.
Here are some of the simpler things I enjoy...
being called "General" by my oldest son
my 12 year old's baby soft "kissin" cheeks
hearing Joey play his keyboard
how happy Emma is to see me after preschool class
hearing Abbie sing a song
having my husband rub my feet (when I can talk him into it!)
a tiny kiss or an I love you from the kids
a child's laugh
the smell of fresh cut grass
chocolate covered peanuts
a conversation with a good friend
having someone else unload the dishwasher or fold some clothes
a good book and a little time to read
a crisp, cool morning and beautiful fall afternoons
Another part to the challenge is to write about if I think I would enjoy different simple pleasures if I did not have a child with special needs. My answer is no, I don't think so. I would still like the same things, and having a child with special needs has taught me to slow down a little and take things a day at a time. Having Joey has just added more pleasures to my life.