Have you ever considered the opportunity of RE living your best day ever?
It’s kind of fun to think about, and it’s certainly a really interesting family conversation.
Right off the bat, I’ll admit that I didn’t think of this question. The kids and I were listening to K-Love one day, and the radio personalities were having a discussion. Several listeners called in too with what they’d be doing if they were RE living the best day of their life. Of course, many people said their wedding day. A few people mentioned the birth of a child. And then there were a bunch of random replies.
When the segment finished I was dying to know what my kiddos would say. So I turned down the radio and posed the question to them…
If you were RE living your best day ever, where would you be?
Without missing a beat (I’m not even sure the whole question was out of my mouth) Miller immediately said “yesterday!”
It made me laugh. But it didn’t surprise me at all. My boy lives in the moment and he declares almost every day his “best day ever” at the end of the day.
Mary Grace was much more thoughtful about her answer.
“Well.’ (long pause)
(In fact, the pause was so long that I actually thought she’d forgotten the question. So I prompted her again: “Mary Grace, if you were RE living your best day ever, which day would it be?”)
Finally she admitted, “I’m really having trouble deciding.”
She went on “my first reaction was to say our day at Discovery Cove. But then I thought about the day when we fed an elephant AND rode the tram to the top of the mountain. That was TWO really cool things in one day.”
“I was trying to think of a day when we did THREE really cool things in one day. At first I was thinking when we went to Mount Rushmore, Badlands and the Ingalls Homestead. But that was like three days. All those days were in the same state, though, so maybe it should count?”
She actually went on- listing at least 5 or 6 more days that went into consideration. But I’ll spare you.
Hopefully we can keep on showing these kiddos days worthy of RE living!
We are certainly grateful for all of our awesome travel experiences and I’m thankful Mary Grace and Miller appreciate them too. (Incidentally, the “yesterday” Miller referred to had nothing to do with travel. But he loves it just as much as the rest of us!)
I’d love to hear your answer in the comments! If you were RE living your best day ever, what day would it be?
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