I was on the computer when my son, OG, placed his walkie talkie beside me, ran to the next room, and said, “Mommy, can you hear me? Over.”
I was hurriedly trying to get dinner cooked during the small window of time that my younger kids were napping when my daughter, JJ, asked me if she could help.
I was looking through some insurance paperwork when my son, CJ, came up to me and said, “Guess what, Mommy? Can I tell you something?”
I was trying to finish a chore when my youngest, Ace, pulled my arm towards the kitchen where he had set up all the chess pieces on the floor in battle array.
How do you think I would have reacted to each of these moments? There are many moments, like these, that happen throughout the day. And many moments when I have responded with, “Not now. Mommy is busy.” But what would I have missed?
I would have missed talking with OG on his walkie talkie and saying, “Mommy is here. Where are you? Over.” “I’m in the bathroom. Over.”
I would have missed teaching JJ how to stir the vegetables in the pan and giving her the opportunity to proudly say to her daddy, “I helped Mommy cook dinner!”
I would have missed CJ sharing his exciting news, “I found one hair on my leg! I’m just like Daddy! Woohoo!”
And, I would have missed playing “chess war” with my little Ace.
Simple joys happen throughout the day. Sometimes we miss quite a bit of them because we choose to focus on something else that we feel may be more important. The problem is we can’t get those moments back. So, let’s stop for a minute and choose to savor those moments as they happen.
What Simple Joys Do You Have to Savor?
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