Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Yesterday's Snowfall Lesson- taking a moment

Yesterday was the first official snowfall of the season here. I had been warned by the local weatherman that the snow would come, so I knew about it. I just didn't think it was already outside. When Little Man woke up (earlier than usual) he was being very clingy. I need to get dressed, Daddy needs to get dressed, we need to decide who can get Little Man dressed, I don't have time to have a child hanging off my neck when I'm trying to button a shirt. So my sweet little annoying hero Melmo came to my rescue, since PBS airs Sesame Street right at the time I'm dressing. I sat Little Man on the couch and he didn't even want to watch the annoying creature. Last resort: open the shades and let him see the snow. His eyes almost fell out of his sockets, "snooooowwwww...." he said, mesmerized by the falling white bits. "Mommy!" he called out to me. I went into the living room to see what he wanted. "Sit down." he said and patted the sofa. He held my hand and pointed outside. "Snow." he told me. I was about to get back up and continue my morning routine, but he held on to my hand and said "No! Sit, look." I sat with him to watch the snow falling outside for a good ten minutes. I forgot how beautiful it is when it falls. These kids really take us back to the important things, don't they? They make us appreciate life...
Okay, that was it for my sappiness of the day. Just forgot to write about it yesterday.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how the smallest things mean so much to them?

I love stuff like that.

dennis said...

That soooo makes any day worth while!!