Earlier today I turned some music on in the kitchen while I was cleaning up and preparing today's pb&j. My little guy, Gavin (who's just a few months shy of turning two) runs into the kitchen with that big, silly grin shouting, "Dance! Dance!" with his arms stretched as high as they could reach. As this has been his normal routine for as long as I can remember, I knew he was ready to bounce around the room singing and dancing with Mama. I laughed and scooped him up and we started to sway back and forth to the music. Once the song ended and another began to play, it was more upbeat and exciting...much more suited for Gavin's taste. I upped my dance moves and began to hop around kicking my legs, tossing him up and singing loudly. Trying my best to keep up with the song I began to spin around on one foot while I wrapped my arms around him, watching those big blue eyes stare back at me. Gavin seemed to like this move best so I continued to add this one in now and then, making sure to catch my balance in between turns. While we stood there going around and around our eyes were locked and our smiles were about as big as they get.
PLEASE STOP TIME!!!
And just as I said before, I realize this can't happen - But can you blame me for trying? We finished our dance number and moved on to lunch and naps and as I sit here sharing this little slice of heaven with you, I can't help but enjoy the peace and quiet happening right now. I'm snuggled on the couch, watching the rain, writing and thinking to myself, 'Please stop time!!!' and it makes me smile. I guess I don't want time to stop after all. It's all about living in the moment, right? So I guess I'll do just that and take each for what it is. And speaking of that, I better wrap this up and go reheat my coffee because before I know it this one will be over too!