In the midst of all the new, scary things that are going on in our family these days, nothing makes me smile like my kids' made up stories.
Finn, in particular, is quite the storyteller these days. Sometimes he recounts his dreams (most of them involving the Elf on the Shelf lately), sometimes straight from his imagination, and lately he has been making picture book stories .... they tend to run on the long side, so I've spared you about a ten minute chunk and showed you two short highlights from the beginning and the end of the "Apple Spaceship Story".
Now imagine this goes on for about ten minutes longer, before we move into the big finish:
Greta has a new story, too - narrated (in her jammies) here for your viewing pleasure. A very short tale of jellybeans run amok:
It's the simple things that matter most - simple moments, simple stories, simple smiles. These are the gifts my kids give me, every day.