Friday, April 13, 2007

Magic Moments

Although a life of sleep-deprivation and hard work can feel like a treadmill at times, there are certain moments that bring a huge smile to your face and remind you just why having a family is the greatest journey.

For a friend of mine at work, one such moment happened recently as he drove with his three young kids in the car, all of them sitting in the back singing Peter Kaye's "Armarillo" and clapping their hands in the chorus along with Dad.

A couple of Saturdays ago, Oliver and I went out in the morning and when we came home we brought some flowers for Mummy. As we got out of the car he kept saying "Mama" and wrestled the flowers from my hand as I carried him up the drive. I thought he was going to drop them of break them, but in fact he knew exactly what he was doing. Holding them out of my reach, he waited for Hayley to open the door before presenting her with the flowers and leaning over to give her a hug. She virtually shrieked with delight and had a smile a mile wide as she hugged and cuddled him in appreciation. Definitely a magic moment.