My kids gave me a reminder today

I’m driving a Toyota Sienna this week and the kids are in awe of the double sunroofs. We had them in our old Acura but not in our current Nissan. Apparently, they miss it. Who knew?

I’ve been sort of cranky these past few days. I’m not sure if it’s the let down after all the wedding commotion last week (my sister got married!) and having all the family here, but I’m just sort of blah. I’ve been trudging through the days with nothing getting me super excited. When the kids ask what the best part of my day was, I’ve been struggling to come up with anything (it’s almost always, when you hugged me good morning or good night). I’ve been missing out and I needed to snap out of it.

On the way to school this morning, my kids BEGGED to have the sunroof open so I had to oblige. As we were passing the airport (as we do every day), a plane went over us and all four kids in the car looked up at the same time. A slew of WOWs, SO COOLs and other audible gasps were heard. They were over the moon with how neat it was to see (and hear!) a plane that close.

I was in awe of how long they talked about it. I mean, they’d had planes go over them before, but I guess having the sunroof open gave them a whole new perspective. And it was just what I needed…a new perspective.

Sometimes life gets on auto-pilot, with nothing new or exciting happening. Sometimes we get caught up in how mundane it can all seem. But that’s just because we aren’t looking hard enough.

There are amazing, delightful things happening all around us. We just have to open our eyes and look up!

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