Tuesday, November 4, 2014

...to share the little moments

...instead of waiting for something that is interesting enough.

When I started writing this Today I Wanted blog...it was as a journal of sorts.  A journal to share the things I had wanted to accomplish that day (and probably hadn't because I had four children underfoot all day).  When Mark deployed (the two different times since I started) it was a great way to share with him parts of our days that I might not have shared in our conversations.

In the past few months, things have gotten rather quiet here on my blog.  Not because I don't have anything to say, or because our life has suddenly become boring, but instead because I didn't think what I had to say or share was interesting enough...or funny enough.

But that isn't the point.  The point was just to share my thoughts.

Isabella told me last week that sometimes she will just sit and read a whole month, or two, or a year at a time of the posts that I have written.  I suppose that fact alone makes my thoughts interesting enough.

I'll start to post more on the little things...because those are the fun things to remember.

For tonight, I'll end with two snapshots I took this evening while I was making dinner.  Excuse my iPhone quality...for the life of me I don't get how some people capture amazing shots with their phones...mine always seem to turn out crummy.  However, I was too lazy to grab my camera from the dining room table...

(FYI:  My camera is out of sight just beyond the couch...I wonder if others' are lazy like me?  Probably not.  I knew the lighting was poor in the living room.  I knew I should have grabbed it.  But then, 'the moment' might have passed.)

I digress.

Today I wanted to share how I think five-year-olds are amusing.

Audrey has ten stuffed animals set out in front of the couch.  She has numbered each animal with a slip of paper in front of it.  As a reference, they have been working on groups-of-ten in school.

I find it quite amusing that she has carried this lesson over this way.

Now she's putting them on a roller coaster.

If only I could have thought of that...

Steps + banister = roller coaster.

It does make perfect sense.


  1. I can absolutely and totally relate to this post. I have felt the exact same things about my own blog. It's hard some days to "find things" to write about but your post was a great reminder-- it's really the every day, little things that I want to record so I can remember later, not just the specific milestones. I'm going to do more of that! Thanks so much for the reminder. :)

  2. P.S. And yes, the stair roller coaster = pure genius. Why didn't we think of that??