“Share something that makes you smile”
I’ve actually re-written this post 5 times with personally smile-worthy somethings such as:
“Despite having 3 children I can still run for the bus without having to change my underwear at my destination. My final destination that is, not the bus. Even in The Netherlands they frown on that sort of behaviour.”
or the slightly more succinct :
“I have nearly all my own teeth.”
Then there’s :
Stationery ( oh sweet Lord, how I do love you pens, pencils, notebooks & glue )
Chocolate covered nuts
Pretending to be asleep and getting away with it
Snails & frogs
DVD box sets
Music aimed at kids half my age played through headphones at a high enough volume to rupture my eardrums
… but I could go on forever, you know how I do so love to ramble. So I narrowed it down to the single thing most likely to get a smile out of me when the rest of the world is getting the “I have chopsticks in the kitchen. You have a pair of eyes. Go on, just keep pushing…” look. And it’s this :
My cats, Nicky and Mina. They’re only 6 months old but they’ve had me wrapped around their little claws since they the first moment I caught sight of them in all their small , warm & purry glory. I’m totally smitten. I can forgive Mina for tipping the bin over. I can let the fact Nicky wakes me up in the morning by sinking her teeth into the end of my nose slide. ‘Cos that’s what true love is.. not minding that you’ve got a stiff neck because the cats are stretched out in the middle of the bed and you’ve spent the night gripping the bed frame for dear life rather than disturb them.
“Stupidity..” you say?? Pah, you’re just jealous because you don’t get to tread in stray poop nuggets at 6.30am when you’re half asleep and groping for the light switch.
Which reminds me… I’d best go change their tray. Again.