August 10, 2011

Oh, to be so happy

While at the store the other day with the kids, I was in the cleaner isle trying to decide on which smell I liked best for carpet deodorizer.

But really, anything would smell better than dirty laundry... and, er, well, other things.  Eh hem... anyway.

The kids were all in the cart except Jacob. He and his insatiable and bottomless amount of hyper energy was racing up and down the isle laughing hysterically.

Literally. You'd think he's never seen a Walmart isle before.

Or that he was just a wee bit wonky.

A fellow shopper, a woman who looked to be in her mid-forties or so, suddenly heaved a rather big sigh and said heavily, "Oh, to be so happy."

Surprised, I looked up at her from my crouched position. She gave me a rather sad smile, then turned and walked away.

I hurt for her and I have thought of her often since. I hope she has found something to make her life a little brighter.

While I don't pretend to know all answers to everything, I do know one thing. Sometimes I too wish I had his infallible ability to laugh and find joy in anything.

Of course he is only four years old so don't worry, I try not to be hard on myself. Because let's face it, if I acted like a four-year old, well...


let's just not think about it, okay?


And if in your search for happiness you decide to attempt Jacob's European Runway method, please do not tell me.

I'd just rather not know.

Thanks.

12 super cool people speak:

Amanda Joy said...

Those pictures gave my a happy smile:)

Saimi said...

"Ah to be so happy!" Yeah, wishing my legs looked that good in heels would do the trick!

Sue said...

This post made me a little happier today!

=)

Mama Smith said...

Oh...that woman breaks my heart...Maybe, you will run into her, again...and can befriend her...

Cherie said...

This post made me smile for sure!!

I totally think he rocks the high heels :-D

Pam said...

I think I might just make this picture my screen saver. What a bust up!

Angel Day said...

my favorite is definitely the underwear and heels :D

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I love these!! They are priceless and will be the best bribe material ever when he gets older!!! For today, they made me laugh. You have no idea how much I needed that! Thank you!

M-Cat said...

Much can be learned from a 4 year old!

Garvin Smith said...

Angel,

I like wearing underwear and heels too!

Angel Day said...

Oh Dad! Bad image! Go away! ;) haha

The Bagley Family said...

Dear Jacob,
You made me choke on my supper...thank you;) I needed that;)

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