While snuggling with my sick five year old son this weekend, we started to chat about the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities. I asked him what his favorite part of the holiday was. He said, “Giving thanks!” He said it with such confidence that it was like, “duh Mom. Of course that is the best part.” He then proceeded to tell me what he is most thankful for:
Willy (his cat)
My blankets and stuffies
After this list I said, “C. you are very wise.” To which he replied, “You mean like Obi Kenobi?”
And there you have it. The simple things are not things. They are the best “things.”
Snuggle with a five year old every chance you get. You will be better for it.