Human Highlights: Eastering & Liz Gilbert

Human Highlights is a Sunday tradition at Commode To Joy. It’s a friendly reminder to forgive your human moments, celebrate the highlights, and enjoy life’s little lovelies in the interim.

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Human Moment: Started putting Miller’s Easter basket together at about 9:45 last night.

Realized at 9:46 how incredibly lame I am at putting together gift baskets; it had two things in it, one of which he picked out himself (an orange, dinosaur shaped watering can).

By 9:50 I was pulling out a light-up remote control car that my mother-in-law bought for Miller well over a year ago. It’s a neat little thing that twists and turns, spinning like a helicopter’s propeller and then contorting much like the spider under the Cruciatus curse expelled from Mad-Eye Moody’s wand. Anyway, when Miller first got the car, it scared him, so I put it away for when he was a bit older.

He’s now a bit older, and that car was an absolute hit. It was his favorite item in his Easter basket – not hard to be considering it was up against a watering can a tube of bathtub finger paint.

All morning Snarky kept trying to remind me how lame I am for not doing a big elaborate basket. For not finding all of these wonderful, marvelous toys for my son. I finally told old Snarks to stuff it deciding instead to view my *re-gifting move as genius.

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Highlight: Lat fall I saw that Elizabeth Gilbert would be giving a talk at a town just two hours away from me. I bought two tickets not knowing who I’d invite to go with me, and then put the tickets on my cork board where they hung for over five months. Wednesday, a girlfriend and I got sitters and drove down to the St. Louis area for dinner and Liz Gilbert. She’s one of my favorite writers and also one of my favorite public speakers. Add in good company, decent food, and an afternoon/evening of interrupted conversations, and you’ve got my highlight of the week.

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Life’s Little Lovelies: Miller. He waited patiently through Easter brunch and obligingly “cheesed” for a family picture; we use puddles as rewards.

Easter

Much like the Easter Bunny, the kid has hops.

What are your Human Highlights from the week?

*is it considered re-gifting when you’re giving the same gift to the same person again (and they don’t remember it)?

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