The Best Day Ever {The Ordinary Moments}

We have so many lovely days. We have days out, we go on mini adventures, we meet up with friends and have play dates and we have a fair few days at home too. Our days are pretty ordinary – we do normal things that many families do – playing games, watching a movie together, going to soft play or the park. The days are often not anything special, but they are time where we can be together – Little Man and I, the children and Hubby or I or occasionally all four of us together.

We have a pretty ordinary life, doing ordinary things and yet LP has picked up a phrase recently that she says at some point nearly every day “This is the best day ever!”. She’ll make this exclamation with complete conviction and she will mean it with every ounce of her being. She says it sometimes on the way to school, other times just before she goes to bed and on some days it will be in the middle of the day.

At first I was confused as to why she thought that a normal day in our lives was the best day ever. I laughed and asked her why it was the best day ever and she said, with complete certainty “Well, it just is. Isn’t it Mummy?” And I couldn’t disagree.

Even at LP’s age she has realised how wonderful life is, and how beautiful each new day is. Every single day, to her, is the best day ever. It’s a new day, she’s a day older and there’s a whole 24 hours to fill with the excitement of life. LP has opened my eyes to the fact that as adults we make the big days into the important ones and the ordinary days pale in significance. The best days ever might be holidays, weddings, Birthdays and other occasions and the days in between usually blur into one, the ordinary days not usually being given any credit at all.

But through a child’s eyes every single day is amazing. Those days just relaxing at home and playing with toys are as special as those grand days out and to LP every ordinary day in our lives really is the best day ever. Now, every time I hold her hand in mine as we jump in a puddle together or when we sit together on the sofa watching a Princess movie I too think that it could well be the best day ever.

What is better than a brand new day with your happy children? For us, that really could be the best day ever.

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  1. March 13, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Charlie says this quite often too or you’re the best mom ever just for putting his favourite yogurt in his lunch bag. It’s funny how you do skirt over smaller things as an adult yet to a child having your favourite yogurt really can propel the day to the best ever!!

  2. March 13, 2016 / 8:03 am

    I think LP has got life spot on, why can’t every day be ‘The best day ever’? So, lovely that she not only thinks this, but tells you every day. x

  3. March 13, 2016 / 9:35 am

    I love this, it’s so cute and of course she is totally right. It is sad that as adults, we forget how precious every day is. It’s great to get a child’s perspective on it and remember what is important.x

  4. March 13, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    I love the energy they have for life at 4, and how they make us appreciate the things we took for granted too.

  5. March 13, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I absolutely love this post Donna, so refreshing and it made me laugh because Mads says the exact same too. Yesterday I said we were going to the seaside and I would let her get an ice cream and she said ‘wow this really is the best day ever’. We should definitely learn to see the world through their eyes a bit more. xx

  6. March 13, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Aww! This is just lovely….What a great way to look at every day like it’s the best day ever! So positive x

  7. March 13, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    Ah it really is true they change your perspective on life isn’t it? E – my 5 year old – also says this a lot and I love it! X

  8. March 13, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    What a lovely post Donna, and you are so right as adults our best days are usually holidays, days out, weddings etc. But its the little things that make the best days. As Katie said a simple ice cream at the beach could be the best day ever. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes makes everything seem more simpler which can only be a good thing sometimes x

  9. March 14, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Oh how wonderful!
    I image her saying it just how Rapunzel does 🙂
    Every day really can be the best ever

  10. March 14, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Aw I love this post, it’s so uplifting! It is true, each day is what you make of it and it can be the best day ever!

  11. March 14, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Aw that is so sweet. I love the little things they say and how even the smallest things are totally wonderful for them x

  12. March 14, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    I haven’t popped across to your blog for a couple of weeks Donna, but LP seems to be looking much more grown up! So lovely to be able to record these special but ‘ordinary’ moments on your blog. You’ll remember these forever. x

  13. March 15, 2016 / 5:01 am

    That is wonderful, such a positive outlook! Long may it continue x

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