I have recently started following a new blog, thanks to Joy, who led me to it through http://boomama.net/. Here’s the link if you want to have a look. http://www.marlataviano.com/family/stop-the-clock/ I have just joined her “online book study” of the book Radical by David Pratt, which we are about to go through at church. There’s room for more! It’s not too late to join.
Anyway, In her latest post, she asked this question:
“In your current stage of life, do you find yourself wanting to stop the clock or fast forward a bit? And why?”
I was just talking with a friend about this the other day…so I posted a comment – I am usually a lurker, just read & never comment, but this time, I did, and here is what I wrote…
“I, too, want to STOP the time & just freeze everything. Our girls are 12 & 9 & I ab-so-lute-ly love it. We can play a game together, laugh at the same things (at ourselves - which I love seeing in my kids, that they CAN laugh at themselves, & we laugh at each other, too), and enjoy a (somewhat) meaningful conversation, we don't have to pack up the house to go on a trip - it's easier to be spontaneous now, we go & see movies together, like Toy Story 3 & each one of us enjoys it, and so important...we are all tall enough to ride all the rides!! (If the girls decided they actually liked roller coasters, this part would be even better, but we have hope that they will change their minds). All 4 of us like to read, and sometimes I read aloud to the girls, but sometimes...I love these times...we all end up in the living room, each with a book. love love love these times!
This was good food for thought. "
So now I would like to know…from both of you who read this, what about you? do you find yourself wanting to stop the clock or fast forward a bit? and why?