No matter how long I have been doing it or how many times it happens, I am still surprised at how much having a child improves the quality of my life. I wasn't having a very good day on Monday. If I wasn't with Ellis, I probably would have spent the day wallowing, lying around and obsessing.
But there is no space for wallowing when there is a small boy who spends 45 minutes "ice fishing" in the pasture with a stick.
Or throwing rocks at the stream to break the ice, screaming with delight at every large crack he makes.
Its so true that while we try to teach children about life they teach us what life is all about. Thank you, Ellis.