During our afternoon movie time yesterday, my children were laughing hysterically over a movie we’d gotten from the library. They kept calling me into the room to watch it with them as they thought parts of it were so funny.
I was in the middle of making Best Brownies (oh so good!) and Chili Tortilla Bake and had a few more things left on my to-do list before it was dinnertime. Truthfully, I usually enjoy the quiet that movie time affords — especially since I’m usually ready for a little quiet by 5:30 p.m.!
But after they called me in a third time, I had a revelation: some day my children probably won’t be calling me in and asking me to snuggle and enjoy a movie with them. They’re growing up all too soon as it is.
So I quickly finished what I was doing in the kitchen, left the dishes and my to-do list for later, and just enjoyed laughing at the goofy movie with them.
While they are little, while they begging me to enjoy the funny movie with them, I want to relish those moments. They are all too fleeting.