Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.
The Wii brought a gleeful perfect moment to my son, Reed. He spent all of Christmas morning plotting just exactly how this new addition would change his life. He angled to get the Wii set up in the basement, where he and Tessa have their DVDs and old-style game system set up (not quite Atari, but close).
When I told him that the Wii would be set up in the family room — the room where Daddy watches sports and where Mom works — his plans for unfettered access were dashed. He heaped all his frustration and anger on me, yelling how now he’d NEVER get to play and then huffing up to his room. I think he may have accused me of ruining his life.
For newcomers to this blog, let me spell out that Reed is ultra-uber-super-duper sweet. Watching him pull a Tessa — well, it was hard to keep a straight face. Still, my heart ached for him and his disappointment.
Daddy went up to talk with Reed and explain the placement of the Wii. Soon, all was right in the world again. Reed apologized to me for yelling and “being mean.”
Roger pulled me aside and surreptitiously brought me up to Reed’s room. In the time Reed was there sulking, he drew this picture of me on the side of a box:
Roger had asked Reed what it was. “Mommy in a smasher.” See the boulder-smashers? See the arrows showing the smashers crushing Mommy?
Maybe some of you are horrified, but Roger and I were hysterically amused. It was the perfect release after an imperfect moment.
And I will be using the Wii Fit Plus to strengthen my Smasher-repelling muscles.
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