I was the Cat in the Hat yesterday.
I read stories to preschoolers, giggled at Dr. Seuss rhymes, and delighted in little kid smiles.
I was the Gruffalo yesterday.
Stomping through the forest of my home, using stern looks to hustle my kids into line.
I was Winnie the Pooh yesterday.
Wiping honey off my kids’ faces, and the counter, and a Curious George doll. But I did it all with an Eeyore attitude.
I was Lightening McQueen yesterday.
Dodging through traffic trying to get from point A to point B when there wasn’t nearly enough time. Blaming others for my troubles all the way.
I was the Beast yesterday.
Growling throughout our castle, snapping at the other inhabitants, letting my frustration show.
But when I woke up this morning, my kids remembered the Cat in the Hat.
They remembered the stories and the costume clad trip to get frozen yogurt. Thing 1 and Thing 2 skipped past the other plot lines and characters and remembered the happily ever after.
The happily ever after that I get to be a part of every day.
Thankfully I get a redemption arc. A hero story. And it’s not the end.
It’s the beginning.
Want more good news?
Sign up for Smile, our free daily good news email with over 600,000 happy and optimistic subscribers!
You share, we give! Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need.
$15.18 raised today! Learn more here.
Share to Give!
Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to help provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need. Spread good news, change lives! Learn more here.
$15.18 raised today!
Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.