Time In A Bottle

29 03 2010

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.




2 responses

29 03 2010

This is certainly one of those ‘aha’ moments that you will forever hold in your heart. The time was ‘right there’ and you used it wisely. And once again we realize that children are the great philosophers! Thank you for sharing this touching moment.

29 03 2010

Glad you enjoyed it, Nanette! The story is completely true and wasn’t enhanced for any perceived emphasis. He really said something that awesome. So glad you liked it.

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