Gotta remember…

…when we have truly terrific days like today!  When there were more small successes than failures.  When “pleases” and “thank yous” were offered almost without need of reminder.  Days that mark rites of passage like being tough when it’s your turn to have blood drawn.  No tears, no nothing, just awesomeness and bravery.  Surviving a trip to a fine china shop with two small children and not. breaking. anything.  Surprising kids with an awesome indoor play place where they can run wild and free.  Watching your daughter’s world turn upside down as you climb through the play structure with her and let her be the one in charge for a while.  Enjoying a delicious and altogether over-the-top lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.  Soothing bruised egos when embarrassing things happen to little ones.  Impromptu trips to Mom and Dad’s where it’s totally OK if we all ended up sacked out on various couches for an afternoon snooze.  Enjoying family sing-alongs on dark drives home, and averting potential crises by making molehills out of potential take-your-medicine mountains.

Yup.  It’s days like this that I need to keep fresh and ready in my mind to realize just how absolutely, positively blessed I truly am.