Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Who loves you, baby!

Happy Valentines! Last night children made valentines cards for school friends, today they deliver. Jack is very excited to be giving his teacher a present - soft socks. It's wonderful how little boys fall in love with their teachers - such good little hearts! I'm generally ambivilant about Valentines - feels very manufactured and commercial to me - but through the eyes of a child the world is an entirely different place. Cool!

Here is my valentine to you - this quote is from Anna Quindlen about parenting but it could be applied to almost anything: ...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.

Enjoy the moments today! Peace.

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