Monday, January 10, 2011

wonderful moments

moments are great, aren't they?
once in awhile a moment will hit you.
it's great when it hits while you are actually experiencing the moment. i was working away. cooking dinner and beatrix kept yelling to help. i wasn't being my most patient self and kept refusing her. i stopped. and thought to myself, "self, you really don't want to be one of those mother's that never lets your kids help you in the kitchen just because you want it done faster, do you?" and i knew i didn't. so i pulled up her stool to the counter and got her a butter knife and let her cut up mushroom stems to her hearts content.
i stepped away and looked at her through the camera and thought, "this is one of those moments. and you almost missed it."
i'm glad i didn't.