My happiness commandment #4 is, "Be silly; have fun." When I pause in my whirlwind of chores and work and general busy-ness, and remember to follow my happiness commandments, this is the one commandment that I think does the most to make my relationship with Flanna stronger.
And I think that being silly together creates bonds between Flanna and her friends, too.
Take, for instance, Pajama day at Flanna's school last week. The kiddos (and even Flanna's teacher!) wore their PJs to school last Thursday as part of a special Polar Express party celebration, and it was such a cute bonding experience for all of them! They gasped at one another as they came into school that morning (I made sure to come into her classroom to snap pics!) and just laughed and grinned. Flanna was visibly beaming, and her sweet classmates were, too!
How can you be more lighthearted during this holiday season?