gallamore west: Treasuring Time

Friday, September 23, 2011

Treasuring Time

I try to be positive, but some days I just look at my to-do list and it's hard to stay sunny.   I had one of those days this week.  After getting Sam to school, I had to take Jake and Luke to get my Jeep fixed the other day.  It was not an errand I looked forward to.  In fact, I called my husband at work and begged him,

"Can't you just do it for me?"

"But Luke's going to miss his nap!"

"Do you know how hard this is going to be for me to entertain them for hours and hours?"

Plus, I don't really have a back-up person yet to get Sam from school in case I got stuck and couldn't get back in time.   But my whining didn't work and I took the Jeep with Jake and Luke in tow.  

And you know what?  

Ten minutes after we dropped off the Jeep and were happily munching on our $8 pretzel and lemonade Jake declared it his "Best Day Ever!"  

By the way, I'm not cheap, but seriously $8 for one pretzel and one lemonade? Geesh!

I couldn't believe it... the day I dreaded turned out to be so much fun with my two little guys.    Sometimes it takes a reminder from my 4-year old to remember to slow down and enjoy the little things. Like sharing an overpriced pretzel on a sunny morning.  It probably didn't hurt that we were stuck here while our car was being fixed either :)

And out of all the stores we went to, this is what Jake really wanted me to buy for him...

When I asked him why he wanted it, he said,
"so Sam and I can use it for fake bamboo in our pretend zoo."

Awww, to be 4 again!  Well, that's never going to happen, but I can take a break from my grown-up life sometimes and look at life through my 4-year old's eyes.  

And being able to take a nap like a 4-year old would be nice too.


Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

I love that last picture and I know days like this!! It's amazing when you stop and take time to see what they're seeing, it's always my favorite moment :) And helps you realize what life is really about!

Jen said...

I can't believe you didn't buy him the $150 "fake bamboo." Haha!

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