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Monday, March 2, 2015

Enjoy the Moment

Sometimes you just have to enjoy the moment.

My daughter went to school with me this morning and her sitter picked her up there.  This happens a few days per week.  With all the snow we have had she has been enjoying a few minutes of playing in the snow each morning while the sitter and I chat. 

She ends up being a snowy mess when it's time for her to go.  While the sitter doesn't mind, I feel bad for adding all the snow to her van!  This morning, I made a silent vow to keep this from happening.

It didn't work.  My daughter had other plans.

As we were walking out of the school, hand in hand, she scooted us over to the edge of the sidewalk.  She is a bright, slightly mischievous little thing.  She knows I'm not going to walk in the snow, so she moved us over just enough that she could scuff her little feet through the snow while mine stayed on the dry sidewalk.

She laughed with joy as she shuffled her feet this way and that way through the newly fallen inch of snow.  The light fluff coated her pink boots and she giggled out loud.  She checked over her shoulder every few steps to see the footprints she left behind.  She had such a look of joy on her face!  Just a simple walk through the snow brought a satisfied smile to her face.

And to think I almost didn't let that happen today.

5 comments:

  1. Kids know the truth - the best part about snow is that you can play in it. I loved the joyous, detailed way in which you shared her play, Robin.

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  2. Kids know the truth - the best part about snow is that you can play in it. I loved the joyous, detailed way in which you shared her play, Robin.

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  3. What a wonderful reminder that we have to let kids be kids!

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  4. Beautiful. Your description brought back memories of a similar situation, only it was my son and he was playing in mud puddles. Thank you for helping me remember my own precious memory.

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  5. Through the eyes of a child - isn't it fun to see life as they do and to share in their joy. Thanks for writing this, her simple walk has brought smiles to many.

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