We spent tonight, sitting on the floor in Emily's room, celebrating the birthday of two bunnies in our family: her Earl Grey and my Clementine.
There was a plastic teaset and paper placecards and a bunny "cake" made of dry oats and rabbit pellets. There was music and even a toy "corner" for Ethan if he had joined us (though he was already in bed).
We brought brownies and bunny-shaped marshmallows to share. And a present of carrots and wooden-block chewtoys.And as we sat down and watched the bunnies hopping around the room, I took a good look at my kids.
It was one of those freeze-frame moments when you take a mental photograph to "look" at later. It was a warm and fuzzy (no pun intended) time...one that made me realize that this was what it was all about.
Stopping. Sitting together. Laughing. Enjoying. And just being.
Take a moment to try it some time.
I promise you it's very worth it.