I was talking to a friend whom I haven't met in a long time. Both of us are now mums and during our conversation, we naturally mentioned about our jobs. Of course, I said that I am a stay-at-home mum and am thankful that I have the chance to be one. Now, it isn't always that people will empathise with your decision or know where you are coming from.
So when she gave me this reply, I totally wasn't expecting it and could only take a while to let the words sink into my head.
"Isn't it great? All these memories you are creating with your kids."
You know, she is absolutely right. Wait, I'm not saying that you need to be a SAHM in order to make happy memories with your kids, any hands-on parent will have no lack of memories to last for a lifetime regardless of whether he/she works or not. I'm just saying that because I get to spend every minute and every second with the girls, I have unknowingly accumulated so many priceless memories of me spending time with them day in day out and watching them grow up way too quickly.
It doesn't mean we have to be always finding something new or fanciful to do before it counts as a fond memory; we can be doing something very mundane but nonetheless creating precious memories which will bring a smile onto our faces whenever we look back. In May's "Happiness is...", it's about making memories every day in our lives.
... enjoying a theatrical play together and answering their thousand questions after.
These are our fond memories from the month of May. What about you?
Happy memories have a special way of touching our hearts every time we think about them. Join in my linky party at the end of every month and let us smile, rejoice and share the simple joys of life. Highlight and press Ctrl + C to copy my button above, include it in your post/sidebar and add your link below. For happiness is all around us.