At breakfast we had been having a conversation about feelings. We were playing with yesterday's 'calm down jars' and we went on to visualise what other feelings looked like:
Proud is a big red balloon in our chests.
Sad is cold rain drops running down the window pane.
Excited is a 'fizzer' (one of those effervescence vitamin C tablets)
Happy is a big yellow moon or the sun
Benny carried our conversation through into our walk by finding things that gave him feelings. It was really brilliant and made me realise just what a good exercise the' calm jar' was and how giving feelings 'an image' can really be helpful for the kids when they are expressing themselves.
To make the day even nicer I got home to find the post had been to deliver the Christmas present I had ordered for the kids (more on that another day) but also in it were a gift I had bought for myself...
But to top that off was a surprise gift from my bestest friend...
Oh what a heavenly day :-)