True Happiness

I am upstairs working,

You are downstairs with daddy

I can hear movement, I can hear lots of movement

Daddy is growling,

Laughter is erupting the house

It is getting louder and louder,

Screams of joy are getting louder and louder

Laughter becomes a belly laugh of joy

Daddy’s laugh and your laugh whistle through the house together

He is growling, you are screaming.

I  creep down the stairs

Daddy is on the floor, and you are running to him

Jumping on his belly and roaring with laughter

He is growling at you

You get up

He chases you, he catches you.

Your face screws up and you laugh

The kind of laugh that will never be forgotten

From the bottom of your stomach

It just keeps coming

You physically can not stop laughing

Daddy is laughing with you

This is happiness right here, right now, never to be forgotten!

This was written for Sleep is for the Weak Writing Workshop I choose to do prompt number 1. Write about a place, a time, a moment, that taught you something about true happiness.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Calico
    May 13, 2010 @ 09:24:06

    Lovely 🙂


  2. 1 Husband, 2 Kids
    May 13, 2010 @ 10:12:38

    What a perfect image, you capture it brilliantly – not surprised you couldn’t stay upstairs working though


  3. Josie @Sleep is for the Weak
    May 13, 2010 @ 10:27:09

    Oh beautiful! I love moments like this. When they laugh with their whole body, the way it bubbles up from them. Just perfect.



  4. TheMadHouse
    May 13, 2010 @ 11:30:07

    This is such a precious memory to have


  5. Nickie (Typecast)
    May 13, 2010 @ 12:44:59

    Great stuff 🙂


  6. Nova
    May 13, 2010 @ 21:57:54

    Beautiful, brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.


  7. Lainey Laine
    May 14, 2010 @ 15:45:11

    Awwww this is brilliant! I used to go to Creative Writing classes and I miss that so much! I havent written, apart from in my Blog, for such a long time. I found you from Lunarossa’s blog, Antonella, she had pictures of the beautiful and thoughtful parcel you sent her. xxxx


  8. Mummylimited
    May 14, 2010 @ 18:49:38

    This is great and had me smiling all the way through. I love these moments when I can hear my son and OH playing loudly and enjoying each other so much. You’ve just got it spot on.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Fitness Friday

Creative Writing e-course

British Mummy Bloggers

Slow Cooker Revolution

FlogYoBlog Friday

Judith’s Room

The Secret Post Club

The Gallery

Blog Gems

Dear So And So…

PenPal Club

Writing Workshop

Get Crafty

Play Academy

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday
%d bloggers like this: