My daughters are still going through the age of wonder. That young age where they can be truly amazed and fulfilled by the simplest things in life. Where they still yearn for closeness, for a bed story, for a trip to the park. It all passes way too quickly. After certain age most kids will cross the border of fantasyland never to return again. Oh, how I wish I could stop time so that the present moments with my girls could last forever.
I know..., I know that this wish of mine sounds quite selfish because our children are not really ours, because they are supposed to grow up, because all in life is preparing them to fly-solo one day. I also know that such desire is completely irrational because the one thing that is constant in life is change. Nonetheless, as crazy as it sounds I still wish I had time-freezing superpowers.
The irony of this situation is that even though I am fully aware of how short lived these precious moments with my children are, I still manage to become immersed in routine, and distracted by the banalities of "work" and life. So, I struggle every day to remind myself to notice and to appreciate the now. To be fully present in body and soul every time I am with my children. But the truth is that being in the now all the time is really difficult!! Particularly nowadays with so many distractions. It isn't easy, but I am working on it :-)
How about you? Do you ever wish you had that kind of superpower?