Monday, March 2, 2015
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.