I took my 4-year-old to the movies yesterday and I was so excited. It might not seem like a big deal to you, but it was the first time I ever took her to the movies. We had so much fun. The plan was to watch Monsters University. I got the tickets ahead of time and we rode the train to a cinema in downtown SF.
We got there early enough to do some shopping. A couple of stops were for me (Old Navy and H&M) and one stop was for her (Hello Kitty). Spending time with her just for fun was awesome. You all know I love my daughter, Put Pie, but have I told you how much I really really like her? Motherhood has turned me into a complete and total sap. I was already sappy before and now I’m always half a blink away from a tear.
They’re good tears though. I just feel so unbelievably blessed to to be the mother of two beautiful, intelligent, and fantastic people.
I did not grow up with much. Not much money, not much time to spend just having fun with my mom, not much of anything that was extra. This isn’t a woe is me kinda thing though because I grew up with enough and certainly much more than others. I’m just telling you this because it makes me appreciate my life so very much right now.
That I can take my daughter to the movies and spend some money on things that are not necessities makes me feel beyond rich. I’m just grateful.
I’m grateful for all of it and for the tiny little hands I get to hold in mine.
I have to go now because I am no longer half a blink away from a tear. I’m full on crying, but it’s a good happy cry.
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
Tears of joy are a good thing.
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