2017 is in full swing, with one month under the belt and the second racing towards the end.
While the rest of the country seems to have lost their ever loving mind, the Fedell house is just quietly plugging away.
And that is is not a bad thing.
Because it is in the little things that grow to be the big things, the most important things, the most influencing things.
So here are a few of my favorite little things of late....
We took the kids to a dog show. It was...interesting. Apparently you can bring your own dog to the dog show. When you bring said dog to the dog show and you are wondering what it is thinking about, you can actual find out. Pet pysics, who talk to dogs (and other animals, of course) can communicate with your pup. Quite miraculous.
We did manage to come away unscathed and puppy free, so it was all in all, not a bad way to spend an afternoon.
This handsome man celebrated another circle around the sun and we celebrated with Thai food, as any proper celebration should be done.
This year, the first grade class at the boys' school partnered up with a school in Detroit that was in need of some warm winter supplies. The kids had to pick a product or a service that could be offered in exchange for hats, mittens, socks and toothbrushes. They were divided into groups of 3 with one person being the project manager. They did everything on their own and decided what they could do or sell.
Colin was the project manager for his group and they decided to offer the service of joke telling, because jokes are funny and people will like it.
And like it they did.
Both of Colin's partners were sick, so my brave little guy had to man his joke booth all alone. In exchange for one of the items listed above, Colin would tell them a joke.
And he had some great jokes!
Here is the thing. Colin spent 2 years in speech therapy. His preschool teacher could not understand some of his stories. His kindergarten teacher had to ask for him to repeat himself often. He would not speak up in front of adults, especially if he did not know them. He would mumble and barely be audible. He would just hide behind me when we were in public.
But Colin worked hard and he tested out of speech in first grade.
Here is he, telling jokes all alone, jokes that he researched, studied and practiced the perfect punch line delivery. The whole night he delivered his jokes, picking out new ones all the time, to adults and children alike. He was clear, he spoke loudly and he was confident.
I stood back and watched him work hard, raised supplies and never shirked from his responsibilities. I was so proud of him. He blew me away.
Soccer fields, basketball courts and Disney princesses fill our days and nights and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Life really is filled with all those lovely little things.