Emily is sick. She came out last Friday after her nap breathing like Darth Vader. I was tempted to have her go up to Paul and say “Dad, I am your daughter,” in her Darth Vadery voice. But I forgot. Lost the moment. Lost moments are a terrible thing. I was walking the girls to school the other day and it had been a hard morning. They were running ahead and I stopped to talk to the crossing guard for a moment. By the time we got to school they were way far ahead and there was no calling them back. No hugs, no kisses. Just cute little pigtails bouncing in the breaze and a lost moment. I try not to loose too many, but a few are inevitable.

So, Carpe Diem! Seize the day! Live life to the fullest and create lots of memories and fun moments. And laugh and giggle lots. πŸ™‚


Filed under Children, Parenting, Philosophy

3 responses to “Moments

  1. oh my gosh, that would have been funny if you’d gotten your daughter to do that.

  2. When Nathan was off on a business trip for a week this summer he came back bearing gifts. Jaedin got a Darth Vader Mr. Potato Head (“Darth Tater” hahaha). Now Jaedin will put the little potato Darth mask over his face and do the Darth Vader breathing! It is SOOOOO funny!!!

    I love moments. I try to suck ’em all up and remember everything. That’s why I have to keep a journal. I love looking back and reading about little funny things that I would have forgotten about if I hadn’t written them. Kids are fun πŸ™‚

  3. I’m sorry you missed out on your “have fun at school” hugs and kisses, maybe next time you won’t spend so much time talking to the crossing guard… πŸ˜› (J/K)

    I try to remember to look for the precious moments when they occur among the chaotic loud times. Sometimes its hard to look. I should try harder to look for those rather than the things that get me upset. I guess thats part of learning patience too?

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