My sister sends quite frequent updates about my niece to a little group of family and friends on Whatsapp. It’s lovely seeing pictures and videos of her, especially when I can’t get to see her as much as I’d like.
A while ago, we received a video of Aislynn playing peekaboo around the kitchen door. It was the most adorable thing I’d seen in ages. Just the way she was saying boo – more like a bao! And her giggling. I love her giggling. I could listen to her giggle all day long.
And then I had the most brilliant idea ever. I took that video, converted it into an mp3, uploaded it to my phone, and set it as my alarm! Now, every morning I wake up to her giggling excitement, and it starts off my day with a little bit of optimism and joy.