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Monday, November 23, 2009

Perfect Moment Monday

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

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I'm trying to get him into the bathtub and he begins to whine. My back hurts, my leg hurts, I don't want to take a bath. I get him in and turn on the water and he continues with the whining. Finally, I look at him and I just start to whine back.

At first there is confusion, then he begins to giggle. A little at first then a full belly laugh.

It goes on like this for the entire bath. He giggles, he looks at me, I make some loud obnoxious noise at him and spray him with water and then he giggles some more.

The joy of this situation is not lost on me. What could have been a power struggle, has now been turned into a game that both of us are enjoying.

A year ago it would have been hold it down, I'm trying to hear the TV. Today it was all laughter and joy. Every day in our house now is as much laughter and joy as we can pack into every moment.

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4 comments:

Jennifer B. said...

This technique works even when they're older :-)

Lavender Luz said...

It's good to know when to hold em and when to fold em. Sometimes surrender brings the greatest joy.

Thanks for sharing this moment that reminds me of it!

Sheri said...

I'm visiting from Weebles Wobblog to check out your Perfect Moment Monday.

I remember many-a-time when bath time could go either way -- a power struggle or a giggle-a-thon.

Yours sounded fun...and Perfect! Thank you for sharing it with us.

LynsiS said...

Sounds like a great Monday to me!

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