What's one to do when a bad mood really dampens the day? Go for a walk with this guy.
And then let him "run now, mama!" about a foot in front of you.
That little trot that he calls a run is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face.
It did mine. It actually brought a smile and so much more.
Especially when he thinks he's running really fast and his little arms go flying behind him. You know, the force of his speed is too much for them to handle, or something like that.
I couldn't help but giggle.
Or how about when you look over after folding laundry and realize he is using your underwear as a headband.
It's a sure game changer.
Pretty hard to get upset when you hear, "Hi, mama" and turn your head to see a chocolate covered mug stuffing the remaining chocolate bar in his mouth.
Yep, he tells on himself at the last minute.....with just enough time to finish off what he thinks to be the evidence.
What can I say....I may do the same thing, except I don't tell...sometimes it seems logical to eat all my chocolate in one day so I don't have to be tempted by it day after day....after day.
And if I don't have chocolate, at least I have this guy. He makes me so happy.
So if you find yourself in a funk, I dare you to send your toddler about a foot ahead of you "running".
No toddler? Then I dare you to run like the wind with your arms sprawled behind you, it will either make you feel better or ridiculously crazy, but at least it will take your mind off of whatever was bothering you. ;)
It seems to work wonders for us!