Let me preface this by saying; I have learned to take each day as it comes, to let go of expectations and allow myself and my family to move freely through the rhythm of each new day. Some days feel easy, some weeks are hard, sometimes an hour feels like a lifetime, and I rarely feel like I've figured any of it out. But through it I've learned that I don't need to. That change is inevitable and happens often, sometimes slowly, quietly.. sometimes abrubtly, but we are better and happier when we choose to move freely through it. I'll be the first to admit there is rarely a day that starts and ends perfectly, but at least for us, I spend less time trying and failing and frustrated when I let go, tune in, and follow cues. This day was a perfect example of that. By taking an interest in the honeycomb we found at the market this past weekend, I was able to take advantage of his enthusiasm and 'teach' him about honey (as much as you can teach a 2 year old)... We made french toast for breakfast with different types of honey, coloured bees yellow and orange, and read books about them while investigating (read: poking and tasting) the honeycomb. After his nap we went to the park and searched for bees in the flower gardens and before bed we watched Bee movie (yes, I'm 100% content with tv in moderation and with intention). Not all days work out so well but by following his cues and his natural interests, we had a very productive and melt-down free day that we both enjoyed. These are the simple days I never want to forget. And if you actually read this novel, thank you! I write these comments for myself but it is always nice and refreshing when people take a genuine interest.