The Happiness Project 20

After a week in which I found a note from Mini saying nobody likes him, when I saw Kate’s blog post about what makes our children happy, it was something I was keen to do with them.

So I presented them with a large sheet of paper and asked them to draw what makes them happy.  No prompting and just left them to it.

Yes I am the fat one in the last picture by Mini, with a baby in my tummy, as he said he would like a baby sister to make him happier.  He is going to have to keep on dreaming as it is an impossibility!

I decided to also put together a collage of recent photographs board of what makes me happy.

  • Growing things
  • Sewing and creating
  • Flowers
  • Family and friends
  • The seaside
  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Tea
  • Books and stationery
  • My blog

20 thoughts on “The Happiness Project

  • sartika

    We had an incident like that with a student when I taught in Italy and did something very similar. Asked the boy to keep a happy memories book of things to make him smile if he was sad. He said it really helped him focus on the positives in life.

  • rightfromthestart

    How lovely, great that kids surprise us with such simple answers. My 3 yr old wants a baby brother , 3 girls and 40 years old means I won’t be fulfilling her wishes. Starting to learn she can’t always have what she wants.

  • Kate Takes 5

    Aw Jen this is fabulous – just what I was hoping to see. However I must say that it looks suspiciously like the number 2 on your belly in mini’s drawing – so twins perhaps?

  • Susan Mann

    What a great idea. I am going to get the boys to have a go at this tomorrow. Love that mini wants a little sister, my two say the same thing. Although Tyler wants me to have a piggy of course 😉 xx

  • Claire T

    I love the idea of a photo collage of all the things that make you happy. I think I may have to borrow the idea and turn it into a scrapbook layout. Your boys must make you so proud. What a lovely answer to the question.

  • Baby Genie

    This is so cute, definitely something I’ll do with bear when he’s old enough. When I started writing my business plan a few weeks ago I added a section called how would a three year old run the business after I went to a really inspiring talk by the owner of Ella’s Kitchen – I asked my three year old what makes him happy and he instantly replied ‘you do mummy’. Priceless.

  • Kate

    Ah I joined in with this blog hop though I don’t really think Youngling understood the concept as he said he liked everything (literally nanna, cats, chocolate, bed – total fib, bath, shoes). I decided to write a bit about what I liked instead. Love your Younglings they are so cute. Instead of the baby then maybe get him a pet? 😉 just an idea xx

  • test1234

    Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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