"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Friday: 8/23/13

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Happy day everyone! You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t done much blogging this week. I’m a little buried with life stuff right now — my 5 yo started kindergarten this week, and I’m swamped with work (and NOT the cleaning up spilled milk and wiping butts kind of work, my other day job) — so I’m on a bit of a writing hiatus. Thanks for hanging around until I can get it all reigned in. In the meantime, enjoy some adorable pics!!

Some things that made me happy:

Having fun at the county fair!

Having fun at the county fair!

Little man was excited to be at the fair, but really wanted to ride some rides, too.

Little man was excited to be at the fair, but really wanted to ride some rides, too.

Had to get the very last bit of chocolate off his funnel cake.

Had to get the very last bit of chocolate off his funnel cake.

Somebody started kindergarten this week!

Somebody started kindergarten this week!

He is such a goofball!

He is such a goofball!

And some things that made you happy:

Claire Kent from Sydney, Australia: I looooove painting mumma!

Claire Kent from Sydney, Australia: I looooove painting mumma!

Danielle from CA: My little man has Down syndrome but is the most "uppity" soul I have ever encountered, and he makes me a better person and brings joy and happiness to everyone he meets -- he makes my heart happy!

Danielle from CA: My little man has Down syndrome but is the most “uppity” soul I have ever encountered, and he makes me a better person and brings joy and happiness to everyone he meets — he makes my heart happy!

Phyllis from NC: Abby and Jeb holding hands because that is what big sisters and baby brothers do!

Phyllis from NC: Abby and Jeb holding hands because that is what big sisters and baby brothers do!

Jerica from CO: My daughter on her first day of kindergarten; my daughter and her auntie Veronica playing on the play ground; and . . . Baby Bump : ) 6 months with another girl!

Jerica from CO: My daughter on her first day of kindergarten; my daughter and her auntie Veronica playing on the play ground; and . . . Baby Bump : ) 6 months with another girl!

Devan from TN: My baby telling me I have lipstick on my teeth!

Devan from TN: My baby telling me I have lipstick on my teeth!

As always, thanks to everyone who submitted some happiness! Please keep it coming. Until next week…

Fridays on Raising Wild Things are Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Fridays! Since parenting can sometimes suck the  life out of me, I wanted to do these posts as reminders of the good, the great things that happened during the week amid all the crazy, exhausting, sometimes frustrating, sometimes maddening, sometimes head-exploding moments that seem to linger in my memory and can put me in a mommy funk. What makes you happy? Please share!

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Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

8 thoughts on “Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Friday: 8/23/13

  1. Thank you for sharing “happiness” with me (us!) Thanks to technology, I just watched our freshman grandson’s Convocation Ceremony at The University of Cincinnati, OHIO!! That was my “happiness” for today! Wait until all your little wild things grow SO fast and start on another new path when they go off to college!! Have a beautiful Friday, everyone! from Karen ~ a Grandma in Chardon, OHIO

  2. What a great way to end the week! Love how you share your shiny happy sparkly feel good vibes with the blogosphere. Your joy is contagious! XO

  3. Thanks for sharing. I love that you incorporate your readers happy moments into your posts 🙂

  4. OHhhh Man I forgot!!! I don’t know which happy shiny I like the best….They are alll very happy shiny!!!!

  5. So much happiness in this post! I love your 5 yo’s sass in that first shot!

  6. Thanks for all the pictures – they made me smile!

  7. Thanks, everyone! I think it’s important to spread some smiles. 🙂

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