Monday, February 6, 2012

Time, in her eyes!

Well, my granddaughters were glad to see that Nana finally took Christmas down ( on Jan 31st )  and now had beautiful red and pink hearts everywhere! Angie has always loved helping put up and take down all the different seasons of decorations at Nana and Poppa’s house. Now Jenny is getting old enough to get into the excitement of it all. Someone said to me, doesn’t it take alot to change all those seasons? The answer is YES, but I love it, all my kids loved it throughout their lives, and now to see how excited in my granddaughters get…it is totally worth. I hope I get to continue to do it for many, many years to come.

I think that I told you that Angie and I watched a movie a few weeks ago, where the children made a Time Capsule. She was so inspired by that, that she wanted us to make one and bury it … and so we did. That was a couple of weeks ago, our promise was to open it on Christmas Day 2012, a year was all she could commit to. However, every day for the past week she has asked to dig it up. A couple of times I have caught her in the back yard with the shovel. I stop her and try to talk about time and how excited we are going to be on Christmas Day this  year.

She wasn’t satisfied and just couldn’t think about her stuff being buried in the ground any longer. So as we talked about it some more, we decided to dig it up on Valentine’s Day. And since she really doesn’t have a good concept of time, we made a paper chain with lots of cool Valentine Stamps all over it and then I explained  she just has to wait until she gets to the end of the paper chain. As I looked in her eyes, I realized she saw things very different, her time was very different than mine.  Her time is about the here and now…hum, maybe that is exactly what mine should be like more often!  Children, they can teach us soooooo much, if we would just let them!

Ok, I just looked at the time, and I need to go to bed. Good night dear friends.

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Charles Bruxton

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't
own it, but you can use it. You can't keep
it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it
you can never get it back.
”   Harvey MacKay quotes

Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.

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