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Monday, April 06, 2009

Please slow down....

From the movie Hook"

"Your children love you, they want to play with you. How long do you think that lasts? Soon Jack may not even want you to come to his games. We have a few special years with our children, when they're the ones that want us around. After that you're going to be running after them for a bit of attention. It's so fast Peter. It's a few years, and it's over. And you are not being careful. And YOU ARE MISSING IT!"

This is a quote that I came across today and it spoke volumes to me. Seems that lately I have been busy with work and keeping the house clean and all of the trapping of real life. I feel like most of the time I am barely awake and can hardly function like a normal person. Working nights will do that to you I suppose. I also find myself getting snappy with the kids and get onto them more than I probably should. I am not perfect. I will be the first to admit that.

Our computer has been in the shop since Thursday. Isn't it funny the things that you can get yourself into when you have no internet?? I got up today and hung out with the kids, not rushing to check my email, or Facebook or Craigslist or other blogs that I love so much. And guess what... when I got to work tonight there was no earth shattering news that I missed.

I need to take more time with my kids and a little less time on the computer, or making sure that the house is neat and tidy, or doing all of those things that won't really matter in 5 years. Elias and Norah will be grown before we know it. I cannot belive that Elias is almost 7. Sometimes he looks like a little boy but most of the time he just looks.... big. And Norah. Well, the same things will be happening with her.

Time is going by waaaay to fast for me.
Please slow down and makes these days last.