1. He so graciously volunteered, even without our asking, to be "Quality Fruit Inspector #1" of the Bird household. See how each and every piece of fruit has at least one Jonah-sized bite out of it, and how he neatly arranged them back in the fruit bowl?
2. When he spills things on the carpet, he is thoughtful enough to spill them in the shape of a heart, so that when I am on my hands and knees scrubbing and trying to lift the stain, I am reminded of his love for me. Can you believe how perfect this heart is, considering it is the result of an accidental spill? I don't think I'd have done better had I tried!
3. He demonstrates love for his brother, as evidenced by the remnants of the kiss on Noah's head (those red and yellow dots on Noah are chewed up Trix--Jonah's cereal of choice this morning).
So beyond all the messes he makes are little reminders to me of why I love Jonah so much. In fact, I think you could say that I am thankful for the messes because those handprints on the sliding door (or on the TV, or the mirrors, or the...) wouldn't be there unless I had the cute, happy, carefree Jonah running around our home and having a good time. And these are just a few reasons why I love him so much.