The strangest, most unexpected, most satisfying thing happened a few nights ago.
While folding laundry, I heard my little guy holler from the staircase. Since I regularly have visions of the boys tumbling down the steps, I hollered right back, “Get off the stairs! Either up or down, make a decision!”
“But Mommy”, he complained. “I want you to come here.”
Since every battle with a 3-year old has to be carefully considered, I decided to go see what he wanted. I found him on the landing of our staircase, ready for bed in his pajamas. He looked up at me, eyes alive with excitement.
“I want you to take pictures of me,” he said. “I want to model for you.”
At first, I was taken aback. Reid is the worst person to take pictures of – yep, he’s one of those kids who never looks at the camera. So the fact that he willingly asked to be photographed was a surprise in itself. Second, I have no idea where he learned the word “model”. We’ve never mentioned it, and I questioned if he even knew what modelling meant. Still, I decided to play along, and grabbed my iPhone from my dresser.
“Okay,” I allowed. “What should I do?” I asked.
“Just take a picture when I say so,” my wise-beyond-years little guy responded.
And then, he struck a pose.
Our resident Baryshnikov gave me his best Travolta-esque stance. And just like that, he grew years in my eyes; I no longer saw him as my little baby. He became my little boy. And although the lighting was poor, the flash caused owl eyes and he was decked out in his old pajamas, this instantly became one of my favourite photos of Reid ever.
In this moment, I was fulfilled.
What fills you up? Satisfaction goes beyond just eating food; it’s about being fulfilled, feeling energized and, for 63 per cent of Canadian women, spending quality time with family. (Interestingly, men do not place as much emphasis on family, with only 48 per cent saying that time with their loved ones is what fills them up – a 15 per cent difference.)
Kellogg’s Special K Protein Cereal took to the streets and asked, “What fills you up?”
According to the Special K Protein What Fills You Up Survey, recently conducted by Angus Reid Forum, a remarkable 94 per cent of women know that eating protein in the morning will help satisfy their hunger. However, nearly one in three admit their breakfast doesn’t provide them with enough of this essential nutrient. To provide Canadian women with a protein punch, Kellogg’s has introduced NEW Special K Protein Cereal with 10 grams of protein and nine grams of fibre to help satisfy hunger and keep Canadians filled up.
Okay, so a photo of my budding disco king brings me satisfaction. Tell me… what fills you up?