The other night Ross came home from the airport in a cab. He left his keys in New York. Being the wonderful wife that I am, we packed the kids in the car and headed for the airport with the spare key. We had forgotten after the long months of summer how rarely the kids are out in the dark and they were fascinated by the night sky. As we approached the airport they were squealing with delight as they saw planes pass over us.
When we got to the car Ross tossed them up on the trunk for some good ol’ plane gazing and they had the time of their lives. Again, forgive my husband’s terrible blackberry photo. They laid on the car and plane gazed.
Once again, it was so simple to give my kids pure joy.
I looked up at the night sky and at the planes overhead and marvelled at the miracle of flight, the beauty of the lights and the amazing gift my children give me over and over.
They can find the awesome in anything. It doesn’t need to be fancy to be fabulous. My kids remind me often to find joy in the simplest of things and to remember how amazing the world is.
What do your kids teach you? They may be little, but they know a lot.