ever the eager chef. as i prepared our "comfort food" dinner of oatmeal with assorted condiments, isaak volunteered "i want to cut the bananas mama!" my hurried spirit, ready to eat, wanted to simply cut them myself. but the early childhood educator in me took over and offered an ordinary moment with an extraordinary possibility. yes, the eye-hand coordination was great as was the fine motor development and of course the math... but most importantly, the simple JOY that such a mundane task brought! today i am grateful for the reminder to find simple JOY everyday!