I have been incredibly fortunate to have been blessed with three amazing kids, all boys. I may sound like I'm bragging and I may sound a little partial, but my sons are really great kids. I glow with pride whenever someone gives me a compliment on how polite and well-mannered by boys are. But overall, they really are a joy to have as part of my life.
Tonight, one of those ordinary events made me realize what joy can be found in having a child. My husband, oldest son, and I discovered a new game in the Apple App Store called 94%. It's kind of like the questions in Family Feud. You are given a topic and have to come up with the answers that fit that topic. My husband was playing the game tonight and Nick, my 6-year-old was sitting next to him reading the questions and coming up with answers with him. He was having a great time, was feeling successful because he was actually coming up with answers, and he felt valued because his dad was letting him help find answers.
It was just an ordinary night at home, but it reminded me just how great it is to be a mom.