I heard marching in the distance. I was in the kitchen preparing lunch. The stomping got louder and so did the giggles. I hear Monsta trying to whisper not to tell Mommy what we are wearing to his brother. I knew they were up to something. They finally burst in saying, “Look at us!”. “We are wearing your coats Mommy!”. They were indeed. Smiles from ear to ear, marching the proudest march and laughing. Those are the sounds that make me feel whole. Simple laughter. They had raided the coat closet downstairs and were showing off.
Then, a little snack.
Goofballs, I tells ya.
In one second, tears…
Then back to happy.
Smiles make me feel so darn good!