I just found this super fun idea for a birthday party on my friend's blog. She let her little girl have a chocolate slip and slide themed party and it made me teary to read what her daughter said during the party...she said, "Am I in a dream?".
As a parent, how difficult is it to make our children feel this way? For me, it's super difficult because it means a balance of not spoiling them with everything they want against doing things that will make life harder for me (like clean up after a chocolate slip and slide party).
I remember as a little girl, my mom worked all day/every day. One day during a summer break, she took off work to take my brothers and I to the carnival in town. She cooked us grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken noodle soup for lunch, then we went and had a blast riding rides and enjoying cotton candy. That day really sticks out to me growing up because I never expected it to happen. It made me feel the same way this little birthday girl felt..."Am I in a dream?".
The common thread I see in the two occasions is selflessness.
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