So my 4-year-old came up to me tonight with this in his hand:
And pointing at the top half he said, “Know what I’ve got? I’ve got time! It’s in the top!”
I watched him as he stared at the last bit of sand running down into the bottom. “Aww, I ran out.” I laughed and started to send him on to play with his brothers. Then he turned it over and his face lit up. “It’s okay, daddy. I found some more for us! It was right there!”
I spent the entire spring break with my family. We didn’t stay home, but we didn’t go sightseeing, either. We went off to a condo for the week and spent the whole time just relaxing and being together. There were a ton of things that needed taken care of at home, but those things were there before the break, and they’re still there now. Spending a week with my family away from all other responsibilities just seemed so much more important. I’m really glad we did it, and I think we all got a little closer because of it.
Sometimes it seems like there’s no time for the things you want, but time is always right there if you make it happen.