My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Have you ever actually counted to 1000?


The other day Jonah decided he was going to see if he could do it.  It took us most of the morning.  I say “us” because like it or not, I was a participant.

He followed me everywhere.  Counting.  Counting.  Counting.   Every once in a while he would get stuck on a random number.  “Mom, what comes after 632?” 

A couple of times he had to take a break to eat or brush his teeth or something.  It was my job to remember where we left off.

I kept waiting for him to get bored or tired, but… nope!  He finished just in time for afternoon kindergarten.

Way to go Jonah!

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