He Lives The Good Life

When the boy got his summer haircut a couple of weeks ago, he wanted to call his dad as soon as we got in the car. 

“Guess what, Dad!  I just got my mohawk done!  It’s awesome!  A zero on the sides- completely bald!  It’s so cool!  I can’t wait ’til you see it tonight!!”

He was talking like we had just spent the day at Disneyland, rather than a half hour at the barber shop.

A nine dollar haircut had pretty much made this kid’s day.

I told the boy to give me the phone when he was done talking to his dad.

“Mom!  You can’t talk on the phone!  You’re DRIVING!”, said my boy, always the rule follower.

“Just give me the phone for a minute”, I said.

For just a minute, I broke the law to ask the husband this:

“Honey!  How can our boy be living the good life and WE are struggling so very hard?  How can that be?!”

And yet, it seems to be true.

He DOES live the good life, in spite of all that is happening in our lives.


Thank goodness for that.  Really.

2 responses to “He Lives The Good Life

  1. The simplest things can make a child so happy.
    Fortunately they do not view some things in life the same way we adults do. They live in the here and now and don’t worry about anything else. We could learn a thing or two from them.

  2. Very much like our dogs. They have no worries about the past nor the future. They live for the moment. They live the good life……

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