Sometimes Sweet

When You’re Happy And You Know It

Antique Daddy has been in a bit of a blue funk for a few days, which is extremely rare for him.  That is one of the many things that I love about him — he is a ship on an even keel whereas I am a kayak easily given to spazzing out and flipping over and over and looking ridiculous. 

After dinner we stood in the kitchen and I hugged him and asked him if he was still sad.

Sean overheard this from across the room.  He stopped foraging through his box of Leggos and asked in a worried voice, “Daddy, are you sad?”

Antique Daddy deftly deflected and said, “No Sean, I’m not sad.  Are you sad?”

Sean said, “No, I’m happy. I have my life here.”

Oh that it might always be so!

Antique Daddy and I looked at each other and sighed.  When I grow up, I want to be as wise as a three-year-old.

Contentment.  There is no greater blessing.


31 thoughts on “When You’re Happy And You Know It

  1. lol
    Oh, that is so precious.
    My first baby boy just graduated from the Air Force…sigh…enjoy every moment.

  2. Yes, enjoy every moment. My oldest is going to be a senior in high school this fall and then off to college-I am not ready for that yet!! It doesn’t seem that long ago that she was the same age as your Sean.

  3. There was a time when our boys were little and their plan was for each of them to become a firefighter…and live at home with us…always. A nice dream, no? Of course, I’m glad they’re going to college and all that, but it was a sweet moment when their entire world was with us.

  4. “I have my life here.” He is so funny (and I mean that in a wise-beyond-his-years kind of way).

  5. He is a wise boy. And it’s wonderful that you capture these moments. They pass quickly and all too soon he will be rolling his eyes at you. Trust me, it happens.

  6. What a sweetheart! And he’s right. A great reminder for me that I have much to be happy about!!!

  7. “he is a ship on an even keel whereas I am a kayak easily given to spazzing out and flipping over and over and looking ridiculous.”

    Oh this sentence. It is perfection in the way it exactly personifies my husband and me. I wish I could have said it myself. I just have to steal it, and quote you of course.

    Yes, to be a child and so easily find contentment. I think that all the time.

  8. What a sweet, sweet story. I sooo hate that computers and blogging weren’t around for me when my children were little. It’s nice that you can document everything so easily…photos, stories, etc. Love this one.


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