This wasn't the only time during our day that Tyler Lee had proclaimed it 'nice', it was as if he was reminding me just how lovely the simplest of our moments together are, that we don't have to spend any money or go anywhere fancy just to have a good time together. The look of content on his face was something that warmed my heart. He was so happy just sitting there, eating his fruit sticks, drinking his water and taking in the views of the world around him. Nothing seemed to phase him, not his cold hands, his mud strewn jeans or his tiredness from an early morning start and three hours of preschool, he was just simply happy and enjoying his 'nice day'.
We had a frightening moment during the early hours of Thursday morning when I had to ring an ambulance for Jacek. Thankfully all is okay now but it really did scare me. I've never had to call an ambulance for anyone before and it wasn't a good feeling to have to call one for the man I love and the father of my children. Since that moment I just want us all to relax and spend the time together that we deserve, everything else can wait.
Now that spring is not too far away I hope that happier moments and brighter times are awaiting us. I want to hear my son saying "nice day" more and more throughout the coming months. How amazing is it that my almost three year old has already learnt to appreciate the simple moments in life, the ones that others (myself included) would normally over look and that he takes the time to tell and remind me that a day is nice and one to be cherished. I swear he's been here before, he has wisdom beyond his years and a nature that seems to appreciate everything he experiences. It's wonderful to witness.
Today is a nice day to have a nice day... so I'll be making sure we do, if my son doesn't make sure of it first of course.