ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS
Dad braiding his daughter’s hair for the first time. Belly laughs over silly YouTube videos played over and over. Piggyback rides to bed. Grand stories told on walks home from school. Toothless grins and eyes full of wonder. The art of tying shoelaces – mastered. These are little things. Everyday things easily swept up in the rush of Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays. But these little things? They’re the sweet moments that shape childhoods and form lasting memories. They’re the moments for holding onto and delighting in.
So soak up their high-pitched giggles next time you attack them with tickles. Enjoy that good morning hug with your little one today – and squeeze them extra tight. “Enjoy the little things in life, because some day you’ll look back and realise that they were really the big things.”
“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”
THE LITTLE THINGS ARE REALLY THE BIG THINGS
At times, parenthood feels like an endless battle against colic, sibling rivalry, asthma, crooked teeth, disgruntled teachers and the influences of other people’s children. But the delightful thing is how memories of the bills and daily chaos fade, but memories of the fun stay glittering and fresh. Consciously add to your store of good memories with your kids. There’s nothing better you could trade those valuable years for.