This month’s Perfect Moment Monday lands directly in the aftermath of Christmas. I hope it has been a fantastic one for you, filled with love and joy and peace and family (and with luck those things go together!).
Tessa is having a little difficulty with math facts. Roger tries to help her grasp a concept while he’s cooking dinner (that in itself is a perfect moment, no?). I overhear their exchange from my perch on the couch while I’m writing at the laptop. It’s not going well for him, for her.
He comes at the lesson from multiple angles. After several tries I hear him getting frustrated, having run out of different ways to explain the same thing. Once dinner is in the oven, the two of them migrate into the family room.
I am about to step in with a fresh perspective and patience when suddenly — “click” — Tessa gets it.
To cement the learning, Roger throws out another problem with the same concept. She gets it! And another and another and another. Boom, boom and boom — she’s got it!
Each time she gives her Daddy an answer, he drops to the floor dumbfounded. And each time she giggles hysterically at her ability to shock him with her brilliance. This goes on for 10 minutes, neither of them tiring of amusing the other with their slapstick banter.
It’s such a simple and loving scene and it adds up to a perfect moment for me.
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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