Today's post comes from someone that needs little introduction as she is awesome, both for her work as a child behaviour consultant and for the what she shares on social media and her blog Easypeasykids. I was lucky enough to connect with Nathalie in person when I was down in Melbourne for a blogging conference and we had a gorgeous day making each other laugh in between the occasional tweet and instagramming of toes. Her post today is exactly like her: wholehearted, LOL funny and inspirational all at once. Enjoy.
What makes me happy?
Children make me happy, and I have the great fortune to work with them everyday. The
world through their eyes brings happiness to the simplest of moments. They make me
laugh out loud, help me see the bigger picture and they show me that a happy moment
can be anything that makes them feel good inside.
These are the moments that they have shared with me that make them happy. It really is
the simple things.
Mr 5 “When I wipe my own bottom and don’t get poo on my back”
Miss 4 “When mummy blows raspberries on my tummy”
Mr 7 “Having pop off competitions with my brother”
Miss 8 “When I read a hard word on my own”
Mr 9 “Playing footy with my mates especially went it’s muddy”
Miss 6 “Snuggling on the couch with dad watching TV”
Mr 8 “Every time my mum says I love you”
Miss 5 “When my mummy reads to me”
Mr 6 “Digging for worms”
Miss 6 “When mum says I can jump in a puddle”
Mr 10 “When dad plays minecraft with me, he’s not very good but I don’t care he’s with
me and we laugh at how bad he is”
Miss 3 “Kisses on my nose”
Mr 4 “When mummy chases me like a big monster”
Miss 9 “Being with my dad, he makes up not very good jokes but that makes them even
Mr 11 “Mum’s hugs although I’m older now, her hug makes me feel on top of the world’
Miss 7 “Singing in the car with mum, we pretend we are Divas. I’m not sure what a Diva
is but it must be something great because mum loves doing it and it is so much fun”
So keep looking for those happy simple moments, they are there. Make your kids laugh;
a child’s laughter is the tonic we sometimes need to get through the next hurdle. Ask
your child what makes them happy; you may be surprised at the simplicity of their
Nathalie Brown x