the happiest place on earth

Tim was in the family room with the boys watching tv and I was in the kitchen making dinner. A commercial for Disneyland came on tv and the commercial mentioned that Disneyland was, "the happiest place on earth."

Payton asked, "Why do they say that?"

Tim replied, "Because people think that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth."

Payton said, "I don't."

I inquired, "Where do you think the happiest place on earth is?"

Payton answered, "Home!"

I can't even explain the joy, peace and purpose that came over me as he said the word, "home." Everything that I do as a Mother was completely worth it at that moment. All the hard work, all the time and all the energy that I put into making our house a home and trying to create an environment where my kids are comfortable and happy has paid off. Hearing my oldest son tell me that home makes him happier than Disneyland was an incredible reward as a Mother. I have to agree with Payton, I can't think of any other place that I am happier. Home is the happiest place on earth!


Send in the Clown said...

Home is where his toys are.

The Gibbys said...

Did you run over and give him a big squeeze and a smooch?!?! What a sweetheart!

Daily Jot & Tittle said...

I love that post!

Dani said...

That is so cute. You do a great job of making your boys feel loved and cared for. You deserved that moment! Heck, I think your house is the happiest place on earth, too!

love ya.

Mandi said...

That is so sweet! And good job to you for making him feel that way!

Lors said...

What great kids, and you know where they get it right??? They have such a great mom. Loved this post!

Patty said...

OK Brit - I kinda held it through on your last post (kinda), but I lost it on this one! What a Tender Moment!

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Melissa said...

That is amazing! It makes me want to ask my kids that, but I don't know if I want to hear their answers. you are such a great mom.