Monday, June 21, 2010

Perfect Moments Monday

Moment #1: We are at a BBQ and the kids have played outside lacklustery (as they are the only kids, my son wants to play the ancient Atari our friend has, and she is "scared" of the sprinkler) but outside we have come and we have played with a wiffle ball, ran around, played with Sam the cat, and my son has poked at a dead chipmunk. Yep, now my son, husband and the friend go back inside--obviously to play videogames. I go to the car to put the wiffle ball and bat back. And my daughter discovers she wants to play a new game. A game of "driving the car". So, we sit in our car, windows open. She sits in the drivers seat with her sunglasses on, moving the steering wheel, pushing buttons that are not working. I turn on the radio and we watch the cat climb unto our hood. And we hang out in the car, like we are in a movie studio where you pretend you are driving while the backgrounds are moving behind you. And while I sit there, I am perfectly and utterly happy.

Moment #2: We are at the movie theatre, watching the newest To.y St.ory. I am holding Willow, in front of me is my son. At the end of the movie is a touching scene that makes me pitifully cry, cuz I can't help but think of my children and how they are growing up--I have never cried so much at movies until after I was a mother...now it doesn't take much to get me a bit teary eyed anymore. And this is actually making me cry a bit harder than that.
He looks back at me, seeing my tear stained face, and he says "Mom--its only TOYS!" And I smile back at him, tossle his hair and squeeze my daughter a little tighter.

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9 comments:

DaisyGal said...

Oh my...and now I am crying. :)

I love the "car game"....remember when life was soooo much simpler? This reminds me of that.

and we saw TS3 ourselves on Sat night and we both cried (yes my hubby too) the boys were home with Babysitter and knowing all about daycare and growing up and infertility and how fast these past 2 years have gone, YEP it's a cryable moment, when you realize how fast it will be gone and you'll have the memories of it. It was a great movie, I am so glad you enjoyed it, I know I did.

HUGS to you and your Perfect moments.

Lavender Luz said...

You know, your posts make me realize that the simple moments are the perfect moments.

I haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet, but it's good that you prepared me for the tears that will probably flow from my eyes, too.

Karen Kleinwort said...

Thanks for sharing - my little guy is just about the age of understanding cars and the actions associated. I am sure the 'car game' isn't far behind.

caitsmom said...

Ha! It's only toys, but oh, we know it's so much more . . . !!!

Sheri said...

I used to love to play the car game with my kiddos when they were young.

My oldest will be fifteen this fall and we'll be playing the car game again. YIKES!!!

Thanks for sharing your perfect moments.

Courtney said...

love it. thx for the tears:-)

raisingmiles said...

Love the Toy.Story. moment!

Suzy said...

Both of those moments are just precious! I always love reading your perfect moment posts!

Sounds like a great time simply being happy.

Photogrl said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend...

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