I hope this is the only time I take a photo of a toilet this year.
Earlier in the evening, Caleb was in the bathroom.
He was supposed to be washing his hands.
Instead, he was playing with almost all an entire bottle of hand soap.
The mountain of soap he had made was taller than him.
And, when I discovered the mess he was making,
I was very annoyed.
I yelled and accused him of being "too old for that."
Later...long after the little boy had gone to sleep...
I found this in the bathroom.
The remnants of Caleb's soap bubbles Brandon had discarded in the toilet.
Somehow, the mess that had so annoyed me earlier,
I suddenly found sweet now that he was asleep.
The bubbles became precious,
and I learned a little lesson.
I want to encourage Caleb to find joy in little things...
and not freak out when he does it in childish ways.
He is, after all, a child.
And so tonight, when he asked if he could sleep on the floor,
I said yes.