It's a beautiful, beautiful post and I printed out the list and taped it to the side of my desk as a reminder to stay focused on the simplest yet most important things. Tonight at bedtime, inspired by the list, I did #11: Tell them the story of their birth.
Monkeyman's birthday is coming up very soon, and we have been counting down the days and talking about it a lot. Tonight we curled up together, alone (Little Bug was already in bed asleep and Daddy was out tinkering in the garage), and I started telling him the story.
Once upon a time, there was a guy and a girl. They liked each other a lot and decided to get married and live by the ocean for awhile. Then they missed their families and decided to move back to Ohio. They bought a house and decided they wanted to have a baby. So Jenny got pregnant with a baby in her belly