Sunday, July 28, 2013

a pleasant surprise

7 am.

I stumble out into the living room, bleary-eyed, to find 7 year old sitting on the couch, reading Artscroll Tanach. He is dressed.

"Wow, you are all dressed!"
"Yes, and I davened. It is easier to daven than just to say Birchot haTorah."

I glance at the kitchen table. A box of cereal is sitting out, next to an empty bowl. He already had his breakfast.

What a pleasant surprise!

Some days our kids will disappoint us, let us down, embarrass us. Some days they will surpass our expectations.

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