Pinch MePosted: September 14, 2013
I get these pinch-me moments; these times where I would be perfectly content if everything just stopped and I could soak up every detail about a particular moment. There are these moments that I don’t care about the dishes in the sink or the laundry piling up or the grocery shopping that needs to be done. All I care about in that moment is feeding ducks. Okay, I don’t always care about feeding ducks, but today that’s all I cared about. It was all I cared about yesterday as well.
Today, I was smart though, today I took along the camera so I could be sure to have this pinch-me moment documented. This isn’t so much about ducks as it is knowing that today Funny is 2 years 4 months and 10 days old and he will only be 2 years 4 months and 10 days old today, not tomorrow, today. Today I need to take advantage of the fact that he thinks that feeding the ducks is the best, most exciting thing in the world and playing with Mom at the park is his favorite thing to do and holding my hand and giving me kisses is not embarrassing.
NO DUCKS! Seriously, this couldn’t be happening. Why? How? This is bringing me to tears, how will I explain this? Then I had an idea, what if I threw a piece of bread as high and far as I could into the river..
I freaked out. For a second I thought that I was going to have to do something about that duck, but luckily our bread supply had run out and we were leaving when that particular duck decided to follow us!
Caden yelled, “NO DUCK! NO!”
I absolutely love the fact that Funny still wants to grab for my hand when he goes down the slide. That won’t happen next summer. Next summer he won’t be 2 years 4 months and 10 days old, but today he is and today he still wants my hand.
Again, he was right. There were two paths and he continues to astonish me with what comes out of his little 2 year 4 month and 10 day old mouth.
Today, was a pinch-me moment.