“I love today!” It’s not something I remember saying very often and probably not ever after a trip to the local mall. But it’s what my three year old son was yelling very happily as we were walking the mall. What could make it such a fantastic day?
We went to the craft/yarn store which he was very good at sitting in the cart waiting for me to decide on what yarn to get to make him a hat and find some sturdy white art paper. After we were finished, I gave him his freedom to walk/run down the middle of the mall with me race walking after him
to the mall play area where we met up with some friends. After a little play time, we split a pretzel at Auntie Anne’s and then proceed to walk back down the mall to get back to the car. Along the way back, they have a spiral not sure of the name of it ‘thing’ that kids can put a coin in and watch it roll around and around and around until it falls through the hole. I gave Ty three coins which he excitedly rolled down into the ya know thing. I told him ” Okay, time to go!” Which he then began the very happy and loud chant of “I love today! I love today!” while running the mall with a very big smile.
Amazing what our kids can teach us even the really young ones. What a great day it truly was because we were together. It’s definitely the little things in life that count.