When I think of the best times of my almost 28 years, they always involve someone else with me. My favorite life moments are never something that I have done alone. This is especially true of the past six years, when I finally met my Mr. Right and, one year later, when we decided to become a family.
Since then, we have added a third member to the family, and before him, I never realized that being together could be so much better. It’s crazy how much love your heart can hold once you become a parent. His father and I had lots of fun before, but it was nothing compared to this. Our little monkey has made all of our “togethers” better.
In the past 19 months of having a child, if there is one thing I have learned, it’s that making together better isn’t hard. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and it doesn’t require a great deal of hard work. In most cases, no matter how much effort I put into it, the outcome is always the same: it’s a lot of fun, especially for our son. His smiles are enough to make things better, no matter how good or bad they were before.
His hugs also make things better. When he puts his little arms around me and squeezes the backs of my shoulders with his tiny hands, I feel like I am on cloud nine. Seriously, it is a great feeling, and a great way to make my day better. Those few seconds of close togetherness can bring a smile to my face and keep it there for hours.
Honestly, it’s the simple things in life that make together better. Rather than shelling out lots of cash for the latest toy or game, a simple walk through the park can provide the same enjoyment, especially for the little monkey. Another perfect example: he’d much rather play with his dollar store bubbles than his Power Wheels Jeep he received for his birthday.
My husband and I plan to instill the idea in our son that together is better – not when you are trying to make things perfect or have what no one else does, but when you are sharing that togetherness with the ones you love.
I wrote this post for Brica as a contest entry to win a trip to a blogging conference. Their motto is “Making Together Better” and those three words inspired the post you just read. I am really glad I entered, because it allowed me to put things in perspective regarding life and being a mom and wife.
If you are wondering just who Brica is, feel free to check out their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Simply put, they strive to make together better by offering products that help simplify life, especially where children are involved.