Sharing a genuine, full-belly laugh together felt really good, and I realized I couldn't remember the last time we'd done that. Given my dual role as both mom and teacher, I tend to be the parent who focuses more on getting things done, making sure everyone gets to the right place at the right time. (My husband, who is genuinely funny, tends to be the more light-hearted one.) But yesterday reminded me how nice it is to lighten up sometimes, to just shift my perspective and see something other than the next thing on the "to do" list.
We were still giggling by the time we pulled out of the driveway in our "dressed up" clothes, and felt very close to each other the rest of the day. So now, instead of doing laundry tomorrow, I'm thinking dance party in the living room!
"While laughing with your child
you'll take a peek at heaven."
~ Judy Ford