Happiness is hard to find, especially in this day and age. I take immense joy in the fact that it is the small things in life that make my little superheroes laugh, giggle and smile. These things might be small and unimportant to some, but to my little superheroes they mean the world.
I asked my little superheroes what makes them happy and this is what they said!
O said Pillows. "I can roll around on them, I can build mountains to climb, I can build forts to hide in and I make nests out of them in bed when I go to sleep!"
Both O and L said our dog. She does the best helicopters and has the funniest wiggle butt every time we step outside to be with her. Even if it has only been a short time since we were last outside, we still get helicopters and a wiggle butt. She loves her kids and seems to know when they're having a rough day.
Both O and L said Teen Titans Go and The Miraculous Ladybug. These are the two shows that no matter what sort of day they've had, that both my little superheroes will always sit down to watch. These shows mean half an hour of very little movement.
L said Strawberries. "I like them!" L is a boy of very few words. He does love his strawberries, he'll eat punnets of them at a time! I think we need to invest in a strawberry farm, two plants in the vegie patch just aren't cutting it!
Both O and L said hugs! Both my little superheroes love cuddles, long squishy cuddles, quick cuddles. They're both cuddly children, most of the time.
L said puddles, "I like jumping in them!" L loves puddles, the muddier the better! He just doesn't like getting wet and dirty!
They also said jumping on the trampoline, spinning, Mummy, Daddy and looking at the stars at night time!
And these are the things that make me happy.......
Taking my shoes off after a long day at work.
When my little superheroes tell their repertoire of jokes! They may not have that many jokes in their repertoire but they tell them with so much enthusiasm and gusto, it is so hard not to burst out laughing.
When my husband reaches over a sleeping child to rub my back in the middle of the night.
A good book! Whether it is reading a story to my little superheroes or reading a book for me, there is nothing better than a good book. All children should have books to play with, look through and eventually read. My Dad used to say that as a teenager I could get 200km out of a book - we used to do a lot of driving!
A good cup of hot coffee! This doesn't happen very often, usually my coffee will end up cold which I will still drink. But you can't beat a good cup of hot coffee!
When people know the difference between they're, their and there! No explanation needed here! It isn't hard people!
Seeing someone I love smiling and hearing them giggle! I love creeping up on my little superheroes and Daddy superhero when they're in full giggle swing. Their giggles truly are contagious. I can't even get through the first few pages of the book "The Wonky Donkey" without O giggling her bottom off.
Seeing all the wildflowers in bloom in the nature reserve near us. Both my little superheroes love being outside. We try to get into the nature reserve near us whenever possible. The little superheroes love trying to spot the wildlife that resides there, they try to guess what the different tracks are. I love the wildflowers, there are so many varieties in the reserve - little bush orchids, colourful kangaroo paws, large bankisa flowers, and native paper daisies to name a few. They are just gorgeous, a living rainbow.
The smell of rain and hearing frogs croak. I grew up on national parks in the Northern Territory and was always surrounded by open woodland areas as well as rainforest patches. I've always loved the smell of rain, rain meant the sound of the tree frogs chorus. It is one of the things that I miss about living where we live now. We're slowly getting some resident frogs in our front garden, but not near enough to have a frog chorus!
What makes you happy? What puts a smile on your dial?