It was a lazy Sunday afternoon.
My daughter was reading a book, I was folding laundry and there was music playing in the background.
I was humming to myself along with the song that was playing, when she looked up from her book and smiled at me. I smiled back and playfully replaced the words in the song I was humming with the words “I love you. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.”
It was one of those silly, goofy, whim-of-the-moment things. But she beamed. Her smile could have lit up a city block. For a long while after she returned to her book, she still had the smile plastered on her face.
And I couldn’t help but think — we have literally hundreds of simple ways to show our kids that we love them! During simple watercolor moments like these. And during the not-so-simple, definitely-not-watercolor moments as well.
So, I decided to make a list of all the different ways we can show our kids our unconditional love for them… during the times everything is nice and beautiful. And during those other times when things aren’t going quite as well.
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