If you are looking for a great children’s book for the start of summer vacation – I recommend The Happy Jar, written by Jake Frost. I always love a children’s book that draws our little people into a deeper understanding of life and The Happy Jar is just that – a book about family and the little moments that help the world go around. I definitely recommend it! My eight year old daughter read it to my son’s kindergarten class and the children loved the book. It’s a great way to start summer vacation as a family – create your own happy jar.
I look forward to asking my children what they see in their own “happy jar”. Here are a few of my “little moments”:
Snuggles with my children
Kisses from the 19 month old
Drawings from my 8 year old
My husband as we walk together side-by-side each day of our lives
Date nights with my husband
Good friends who are always there for me
A warm and loving home – a secure place for my family
My parents and siblings who love unconditionally
Rainy days and books
Sunny days and sparkling water
The smell of freshly cut grass
Campfires and roasted marshmallows
What’s in your Happy Jar?