I have just had such a heart warming moment, one that I have actually learnt from. So much so that, I felt I needed to share it with you all. You see, I was having a little midnight Facebook scroll through my timeline, which is basically mainly baby animals or positive quotes and was compelled to watch this video:
What would you choose for dinner?
The main point behind the video is that parents cannot see how special they are to their children, or how families and the time spent with them just mean so much. At the start of the video all sets of parents were asked, if they could have dinner with ANYONE, dead or alive who would they choose. The answers varied from Justin Bieber to Nelson Mandela.
They were then taken to another room where they could watch their children’s answers. All of the children answered around the same way, with either ‘Mum and Dad’ or ‘My Family’.
Now at first this really pulled at my heart strings, but then my negative nelly part of my kicked in and thought, I bet they only put in the children that had said it. I then start to hear shuffling upstairs and down comes J for a late night wee.
I spot my chance and ask him, ‘J, if you could have dinner with ANYONE in the world, (I specifically made sure he could choose anyone he wanted) who would you choose!?” And without a doubt in the world he IMMEDIATELY answered ‘You mummy’.
I was quite shook, I said, you can really pick anyone, who would you pick if you could pick ANYONE AT ALL!? and again he answered. ‘I WOULD PICK YOU!’ oh wow, my heart it could have burst. He would pick me, out of anyone in the entire world, and do you know why!? Because I am his mummy and to him I am one of the most special people he could take to dinner.
How absolutely utterly amazing is that! Sometimes we really do take for granted how much our little people put us up on a pedestal, sometimes we need to sing a little louder, stay a little calmer, listen a little more and really allow ourselves to feel the joy and love that we have just right where we are!
And so I ask you, If you could choose ANYONE in the world, who would you take for dinner!!?