spending the evening cutting shapes, using a glue stick, and playing “let’s see if you can teach me something i don’t know” with a 5 and 6-year-old can do wonders for an unhappy state of mind.
and on a related note:
charlie brown: are you sure you want to be happy all your life?
lucy: of course!
charlie brown: but adversity is what makes you mature…the growing soul is watered best by tears of sadness…
charlie brown: oh, forget it. i could never say something like that twice in one day.