30 Days of Thankful is a gratitude project run by Cathy Zielske each November. For more on this project, you can read this post. Each day in November I will share one thing that I am grateful for with a photo and some words. I’m also sharing it on Instagram @julieloveg. Join in! Have fun with it! Let’s document gratitude together!
01/30 I am grateful for conversations with Max at age FIVE.
Somewhere between this conversation and the 45 minutes of questions and affirmations that came after this conversation, my heart was full.
Max: mommy, take a picture of me squirting myself in the eye!
Me: um.. maybe just pretend?
Max: DO IT!!!
Me: *takes picture*
Max: SHOW IT TO ME!
Max: *looks at picture*
Max: Take it again!
(Repeat, 15 times)
As trying as it is, and IT SURE IS, I absolutely love Max at age 5. I love the bizarre, but well thought out questions and conversations we have about space, who is “strongest”, and the limits of the human body. I love that he tries to stump me with quiz questions (and he does!) and that every car ride inevitably includes me pronouncing “LAST question, then we’re having quiet time”, because he wants to talk to me about EVERYTHING.
Conservations at five are fun. Pure fun. And I’m absolutely grateful for every single one.