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Tell us about your everyday shared moments of joy with your DCs – £300 voucher to be won! NOW CLOSED

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JustineBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-May-16 11:14:31

We’ve been asked by Cadbury Buttons to find out about the everyday precious moments you share with your child, that fill you with joy.

So, what are your everyday shared moments of joy? Perhaps it's singing along in the car to a favourite tune or re-reading a favourite book together? Maybe it's watching a favourite movie together for the umpteenth time, or that last cuddle before they go to sleep?

Whatever your shared moments of joy are, please share them with Cadbury Buttons (and each other!) below. If you have any pictures of these moments, please feel free to share them below, we’d love to see them! All MNers who post on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £300 Love2Shop voucher.

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Thanks, and good luck!


EDisFunny Tue 10-May-16 12:12:12

Bedtimes are so stressful in my house because my youngest doesn't ever want to go to sleep. So my moment of joy is when the DC wake up in the morning. The stress of the previous night is forgotten and I am so happy to see their smiling faces. We usually have sleepy cuddles with their soft blankies and it is so excellent start to each day.

loosechange Tue 10-May-16 13:30:20

Snuggled up reading a book at bedtime. Spontaneous moments of joy occur when they say or do something funny that makes me laugh. Their delight at having made an adult chuckle is visible.

Lulabellx1 Tue 10-May-16 13:32:48

When I get home from work and we are all reunited again for the day! smile

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Tue 10-May-16 13:41:16

Going for an evening run with my little boy!

He's elated when we are running in step together

A little thing but big to him

Byrdie Tue 10-May-16 13:42:26

My youngest has just discovered fairground rides and it's just lovely to see her face full of joy when she's on them. She's the same with swings.

usernamewastooobv Tue 10-May-16 13:52:43

When I go into my DD's room in the morning and she gives me the biggest smile and "Hi" and lots of cuddles.

I also love the look on her face when she is doing something she knows she is not supposed too. Pure cheekiness.

MakeTeaNotWar Tue 10-May-16 13:55:00

Simply walking down the street feeling a small 3 year old hand clutching mine with utter trust - I feel intense love in those moments.

kateandme Tue 10-May-16 14:03:37

every night without fail we cuddle.lights out and we lie together and have a chat about nothing often falling to sleep as we ramble in eachother arms

MummyBtothree Tue 10-May-16 14:47:28

Cuddles with my children, them holding my hand when they are little, my son running into my arms when he sees me picking him up from nursery, simply hearing them calling me 'mum' or 'mummy' is a sheer moment of joy for me every time I hear it smile

TheCookingMonster Tue 10-May-16 14:58:12

I love laughing with my children about shared jokes. I love it when my DS flings his arms round me and says 'I love you Mummy' and I love giving my DD she goes to bed. chocolate

Em16 Tue 10-May-16 14:58:52

We love all singing 'Wheels on The Bus' together during our busy days.
Our 2.5 year old daughter knows all the words and actions and our triplet sons who are only 1 years old enjoy making a noise in tune to the song, they have even started to do the wipers on the bus action with their arms

voyager50 Tue 10-May-16 15:10:07

I loved it when he was really small and we snuggled up on the sofa with him falling asleep on me - after an exhausting day it was just lovely to rest and relax and smell his gorgeous scent!

Calminacrisis Tue 10-May-16 15:15:03

I love the feel of that toasty warm hand tightly holding mine as I walk down the street with my 20 month old. Sigh :-)

Ntinyn Tue 10-May-16 15:22:36

The only time I can get a proper cuddle is after her nap. I love it. I hold her for ages and long for the baby days. She's 2.

Eastpoint Tue 10-May-16 15:51:57

I love it when my daughters give me a hug - my son is at the awkward stage and can't at the moment.

rachieroomumoftwo Tue 10-May-16 16:17:34

When at the end of a stressful day, whether I've lost my temper or failed to do something I've promised, my eldest son will pat me in the shoulder and tell me its OK, he loves me and we can all try again tomorrow. Then the Ginger Ninja will remove his dummy long enough to give me a kiss and say I love you Mumma. What did I do to deserve these kids?! Their acceptance is my favourite moment

WowOoo Tue 10-May-16 16:20:11

I guess it'll be the same for many but I love bedtime. A book or three, a little chat and a laugh and a snuggle. It's a lovely time.

SerenityReynolds Tue 10-May-16 16:24:36

With DD1 (3) it's bathtime. She uses her bath toys to tell wonderful made up stories about their adventures and it's hilarious. With DD2 (5 months) it's the opposite. I love hearing her babbling away to herself first thing in the mornings and her smile when we go in to her. Just lovely smile

sharond101 Tue 10-May-16 16:28:23

Smiles and laughs really. And unexpected cuddles, they are the best.

thesoupdragon44 Tue 10-May-16 16:31:38

I love to share moments of joy with my little family we love to treat ourselves with cadburys chocolate and buttons are the perfect winning token for a family card game. winner gets the most chocolate, and then shares with the losers!

lovewatchingrainfall Tue 10-May-16 16:37:23

This is going to sound daft but it's all the little things. Her doing a picture for our picture wall, being able to read a bedtime story. The watching her finally sleep. And the biggest thing is when we spend a month without a hospital visit.

TheFormidableMrsC Tue 10-May-16 16:53:04

My favourite moment of shared joy recently was when my 5 yo DS presented me with a envelope with the word "Mum" written on it. This was a huge step as he has ASD and has really struggled with reading and writing and it was the first time he had written something without asking for help. I burst into tears! A HUGE step. The delight on his face was a sight to behold smile

stripyeyes Tue 10-May-16 17:05:59

The infectious giggles we get when playing hide and seek!

elvisthehamster Tue 10-May-16 17:14:50

This is a bit cheesy but I love just walking up to nursery and back and her reaching out automatically to hold my hand...she is my youngest and away to start school after summer-these are my last couple of months of little chubby hand holding and walking and chatting and chasing up and down the road as I will soon have a big school girl. It was like this with the other two but I always still had a 'baby' at home...this really is the last and the end of having really wee ones at home. Sob!

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