Sometimes it feels like all you do with young kids is run…and run…and run.
Other times, they can be the perfect reminders to just slow down.
This week, while distractedly rushing through the store, trying to adhere to some arbitrary schedule (we really weren’t crunched for time that day) my daughter literally asked me to stop and smell the roses. And they were lovely.
This past weekend, while pulling her out of the car after an unusual late night out, I was again rushing, needing to get her to bed. My daughter noticed the crescent moon and pointed it out. We stopped. The sky was clear and beautiful, and there were so many stars surrounding the moon. We stood there and she just looked in awe. For all my hustling I would have missed how peaceful the sky was that night, if not for her.