As a mom of 3 girls, I do laundry A LOT. I’m not good about checking each and every pocket before I put the clothes in the washing machine and I’ve ended up washing endless amounts of tissue, tanbark, and even my husband’s wallet (surprisingly all the bills came out squeaky clean without a tear!). This week, I’ve been finding little trinkets at the bottom of the washing machine every time I did the laundry. I knew instantly that these must be K’s as she has repeatedly told me that she “loves jewels and anything sparkly.” I’ve been setting them aside and today I realized that I have a nice little collection. As soon as I brought them downstairs to photograph, my little K screamed, “those are mine! I put them in my pocket!” She let me take a picture and then proceeded to glue and tape each piece together. Being 4 and finding such great joy in the little things is precious. I hope we can all take the time to find a bit of happiness in the small details around us.
Edited to add: Ok, my husband read this and laughed hysterically at how corny I was being but it’s true! Seriously- shouldn’t we all take the time to appreciate the small stuff? ok, now he’s really going to gag.