“At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.” – Shanti
For children, this quote is especially true.
Even before they can express themselves with words, children can be read through their emotions. Every emotion, every feeling, every thought, every idea radiates from a child’s eyes. You can tell if they are happy, excited, frustrated, angry, or sad.
At the end of each day, I want my boy’s eyes to sparkle with joy and happiness. Wherever we were, whatever we did that day, I hope it makes them happy. And for my boys, being happy usually goes hand-in-hand with being dirty and messy. Those are just a given in their daily activities.
Dirty feet and hands + messy hair = sparkling eyes of two happy boys
From making rainbow slime to cars shows, from trips to the parks to feeding the animals on the farm, from the tractor pull to reading books at the library, there are many opportunities (even in this small town) to make the boys’ eyes radiate the joy of childhood.