Hiatus is over — Perfect Moment Monday is back in circulation, complete with new bloggy bling (code), from design guru Calliope. I’ve been through an identity shift and a bloggy move and here we are honoring mindfulness again. I’ve missed doing so.
Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.
Before kids, Roger and I would lounge around in bed on Saturday mornings (don’t worry — this post isn’t going there). We’d read books or magazines and discuss new ideas. We’d do crossword puzzles together — his specialty was vocabulary and my specialty was looking at the spaces and filling in the words. One of us would make coffee and bring it up to the other. It was divine, but we were sad that we didn’t have children.
Then we did. And poof! No more lounging-around Saturday mornings. No more newspapers and crossword puzzles. Up at 6 am or whenever the baby/toddler/little person needed to be fed/changed/entertained.
But somewhere in the last few years, our kids got little more independent and discovered Saturday morning cartoons. They don’t wake us anymore. Usually.
One recent Saturday, Tessa and Reed both came into our bedroom at a reasonable hour, after 8 am. They both wanted to cuddle, so there we were, four-in-a-bed, giggling, talking, planning, enjoying. Cuddled and warm. Starting the weekend in the best possible way.
I realized it was just like my own childhood. Sheri, Tami and I would get up early to watch Land of the Lost. When that was over, we’d sneak along our parents’ bed (probably not too unnoticeably), shock them awake (at least they allowed us to believe so) and cuddled and giggled, five-in-a-bed.
So I have recreated one of the happy rituals from my childhood. I enjoyed it as the kid, and now I enjoy it as the adult.
When will the kids be able to help with crossword puzzles? And make coffee?
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