Monday, July 29, 2013

Charades and Circus Acts

It's Monday once again, my friends. And as always that means it's time to reflect on the things that made us happy over the past week. And of course now is also the perfect time to set the tone for a great week to come! 

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An impromptu game of charades suddenly broke out in my living room last night. I'm not exactly sure how it happened. One minute my daughter was jumping around making silly faces, and the next minute my son and I were somehow wrapped up in guessing what she was pretending to be. Then before I knew it, I was roped in to performing too.

The game was awesomely hilarious, and we all laughed more than we had in a long time. Plus, I learned a couple of very important things. 1) I do a pretty good squirrel impression. And 2) my kids have a very special talent for communicating with each other. I was blown away by how easily they could guess each other's words from just the slightest movement or subtlest expression. It was really cool to watch.

After the living room charades we moved into the play room, which had apparently been transformed into a circus tent. I was given a kazoo and told that I was to be the ringmaster, and the kids took turns entertaining us with their acts. My son, who, it turns out, is becoming quite the master of slapstick comedy, made an excellent clown. My daughter followed his lead, and again much hilarity ensued.

School will be starting later this week, so of course we've been trying to soak up all of the family time we can. Sure, we're looking forward to school. And part of me is going to enjoy having a quiet house for a little while every day. (What stay-at-home mom doesn't look forward to that?) But at the same time, I sure am going to miss these awesome little people.

Ok. I shared mine - now it's your turn! Please feel free to leave me a comment and share some of your recent LML moments. Focus on the happy thoughts, and let's all have a great week!

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  1. I ran in a 5K this weekend and took 3rd place for my age group! And now I have my 73 year old father doing them...he took 3rd for his age group. It was a great father-daughter moment.

    1. That's wonderful, Penny! What a great way to bond with your dad. Congrats to both of you!