If you think the title of this post is cheesy, just wait until you hear where I got it from! Most of my "moms of girls" friends might know.
A Barbie movie. It's from a Barbie movie. I forget which one, but they sing a lot in it...and because I usually only hear my kids' movies (they watch them while I drive), I noticed that these were the lyrics to one of the songs in the movie. It just stuck with me, and reminded me of a post I wrote a couple of years ago about slowing down for a time to really take in the moment.
Anyways, moving on. Our life seems to be in fast forward this week. I seriously have barely had time to sit down. Thank goodness for breastfeeding so I'm forced to sit occasionally! Between cooking, canning, cleaning, helping Daniel with Reno's and answering six hundred thousand questions a day, I can't seem to finish one thing before moving on to the next thing that needs my attention.
And then yesterday, while I was sitting to nurse Sadie, I slowed down. I made myself stop thinking about hurrying her up so I could move on to the next task.
All of the other girls were playing outside, and Myka came in for a snack and asked if she could come sit with me. At first she asked to play Wii but I suggested she read a book instead. She saw one in the living room and said, "how bout I read this one? I love it!"
She sat on the edge of the couch and tried to balance the book on her lap while holding her snack in her other hand. I said, "why don't you scootch back so that your back is against the couch? That way your book will for in your lap." For the life of me I can't remember what her snack was, but this is when the moment slowed right down for me. She was thoughtfully chewing each bite and saying "hmmm" as she turned the pages. The biggest thing I remember noticing is how her feet hung off the edge of the couch just to her ankles and thinking about how soon it will be that her feet can touch the ground while sitting there. Then I got super imaginative and started thinking about she and I sitting like that when she's an adult, sipping coffee and chatting.
I quickly snapped back to the moment though and just watched her. It was such a short part of my day, but it stuck with me. I wrote it here for no reason other than I don't want to forget it, and I KNOW unfortunately, how quickly memories like that fade.
Don't grow up too fast Myka :)
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