Week Ten: Laughter

10. Today, I will laugh! And I will let the little children laugh! I will create a culture of JOY!

Peter asked me to tickle him all over, a big bit, and "don't stop until lunch-time". And he LAUGHED. And I laughed.

Last night we had a laugh-fest, where he'd wind down only to hear me chuckle and start laughing hysterically all over again.
Contagious laughter.

This morning Ezra and Peter had a bath together.
I returned from the swimming pool to hear shrieks of happy laughter as they splashed and poured water on each other.  
They laughed.

And, oh, does it feel good. It repairs sadness, soothes aches and pains, fills a cup with love.

And we're going to do lots of it this week.

6. listening to daddy talk science with Peter {"daddy, how does water work? how does electricity work?"}
7. the chocolate circle smeared around his mouth
8. listening to his voice break in pre-teen fashion, but only because he's been making too many engine noises
9. shaving my legs
10. seeing a sliver of a moon in the night sky
Have you been following my series, The Three Months of Joy? I've based it on Ann Voskamp's work, the Parenting Manifesto of Joy. 
You can download a free printable for your very own. EnJOY!