Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Never Too Old I Guess

The other day my kids brought back some old memories of when they were little and loved playing together all the time. It is true that kids can be entertained for hours with a box and never even see the toy inside of it!
They decided to walk around the house in it together - the step was quite a challenge! Not to mention all the cords - don't they know this is still a construction site???They finally ended up in the living room where they made it into a cool fort - it is still there 5 days later! It was so fun for us parents to watch them laughing so hard and acting like little kids again - I sometimes miss those days!
Especially on days like today when I had to take them shopping for pants at the mall - oh, the days when I got to just pick out their clothes myself. Didn't have to discuss why those ones won't work because they are too expensive or not appropriate or not the right size.
As I was having a pity party for myself while waiting outside the dressing room - I saw a young mom with her stroller just picking out clothes for her little son. She looked so peaceful, just strolling along, picking out whatever she liked or could afford. But then he had a messy diaper and she had to stop what she was doing and head to the restroom.
It is a trade off - every season has its joys and struggles! The blessing comes in learning how to be content in every season - being able to say "thank you, God" for this season!


Anonymous said...

There's a lot of stuff you're never too old for honey, that box is big enough for the two of us and it's still in the living room...

Julie said...

oh my goodness, Curtis...I had a comment in my head about this post. But I just forgot it. Geez... ;)

Shannon said...

sounnds like a moment to cherish!

oh Curtis....get a room!

cycle guy said...

Curtis, romantic passion is good for the heart, mind, body and soul. Keep on young man!

Lee Ann said...

Oh, I'm BLUSHING!!! :-)

Glad to know they still have fun together. They meaning the kids for goodness sake!

Eryn said...

You are supposed to "christen" a new house right, guys?

That box reminds me of the feild day race at GE we used to do every year...I hated that game! But, how sweet that your kiddos are having so much fun together!

Trish said...

Love the box. I wish there was somewhere to get big boxes like that just to play with! My kids woudl have so much fun.
I also love that your kids want to play together! As a mom one of the greatest goals that I strive for is teaching my kids to love each other more than themselves.

About the Shack. I hated it. I returned my already read copy to Costco because there was no way I was going to keep it or loan it out. What about you? And actually, more than hating the book, I hate what it has become.
I promise I will have my thoughts on the Shack up by Thursday.

Mara said...

Thanks for reminding us about enjoying each season!!