Today I forgot that someday very soon, she won’t want to wear a homemade princess crown every single time we leave the house.
I forgot that being on time for my appointment means nothing to her, in comparison to finding the perfect outfit.
I forgot that trying to decide whether to be a queen or Bat Woman is a Major Decision, and these things cannot be rushed.
I forgot that this season of pink, fuzzy evening gloves has a time limit.
I also forgot that someday, there won’t be pencils and school books and poster board to be remembered on the way out the door, and I’ll be all by myself when I jump in the car, and that will be easy and…lonely?
So right now, an ordinary day includes a lot of chaos, and quite a bit of negotiation, with necessary amounts of patience and understanding.
And this is right and good!
For today, I will remember that all of this is a gift to be enjoyed. I will remember to go slowly, and soak it all in!