December 27 – Ordinary Joy (#reverb10)

December 27 – Ordinary Joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year? (Author: Brené Brown)

I recorded this video several months ago one day when I was home by myself with Brandon. I can’t even begin to describe how happy it made me to see my son “reading” a book to me.

Reading and music are two things that are extremely important to me. I’ve tried to pass on a love of music and reading to my son simply by exposing him to both as much as possible. I started reading to Brandon when he was a newborn and it seems to have worked. He loves books and though he goes through periods when he’s not interested in reading, he also goes through periods where he wants to read for an hour a day.

Now he’s getting to know the books well enough that he “reads” them back to me. And though this wasn’t his best reading of The Cat in the Hat, it was still a great moment of ordinary joy for me.

I might just burst the day he reads it to me word for word. :)