Capturing a smile from my littlest woman isn’t easy. When she sees my phone lifted, she immediately changes her expression, rebelling against my photo taking craziness in her own special way.
I caught her today. And we laughed together because I won, and because she’s “not smiling that much, mom, so don’t get excited.”
It was a quick little moment of sweetness that I want to remember. I’m so grateful for the days we have together to learn, explore and yes, drink hot chocolate at 10 a.m. on a Friday and chat about silly things in our favorite little spot.
I’ve had a long, challenging week. I’m sure I’m not the only one, am I? Yet, there is so much to be thankful for, like this little girl who isn’t so small anymore, and her little smile that expands wide when I give in and place my phone back down on the table.