How Do I Freeze Time? December 6, 2016

It’s almost 2017. We have tiny computers in our pockets every day. A photo exists of my children on almost every day of their lives so far. We have cars that drive themselves and video chatting is the way to communicate with family near and far. So, why have we not figured out how to freeze time?! 

It’s no secret that the past year has been a relatively hard one for our family. Weston has kept us on our toes and Starbucks in business. But, lately, I’ve looked around and found myself wondering (knock on wood, please); is this getting easier? 

The other day as I was getting ready, I could hear the kids playing together. I love that sound! Pretty soon they were adorably walking into my bathroom holding hands and laughing. Of course, I quickly grabbed a picture. No sooner had a finished snapping a photo of them together did Nora inform me, “Mom, Weston threw some things in the potty!” To which I quickly replied “WHAT?!” And she answered; “Don’t worry, I got it.” 

Sure, enough, those cute hands were all wet!!

As crazy as it sounds. I wanted to freeze time. Not only so I had more time to wash hands and objects that had landed and been fished out of the potty. But, also because their sweet innocence in playing and assisting each other melts my heart. I know these are the moments we are going to want back. Even the potty-water-soaked ones! So, I’m savoring, laughing and smiling at every turn. At least until someone figures out how to freeze time!