It’s been quite a while since I participated in Five Minute Friday. But I found myself up and at the computer just at the right time tonight. So here we go…
No stopping, no editing, just writing for 5 minutes straight on the word:
Ready, set, GO!!!!
Today he asked me over and over again. I told him it would just be a few minutes.
Then, twenty minutes passed by.
He called for me again. I hollered back at him. I heard his little 5 year old footsteps on the stairs.
“Mooommmmyyyyy, you said you’d race me today!”
That’s true, I did. I told him I’d race him in Mario Kart today. It’s just that I kept finding other “things” to do.
I realized how many times I ignore my kids when they ask for me. I hear their requests as background noise. Never fully listening to what they are saying or what they are asking.
I finally walked into the basement, sat on the couch, and grabbed the Wii remote.
He picked Yoshi and I picked Baby Peach.
I told him just 3 races and then I was going to start the laundry (yeah, right – the laundry, I mean).
Probably about 13 games later I hear my girls walk through the door from school. What? Where did the time go?
He and I had been having a blast. I lost ever single game we played, but boy did I have a great time together.
Next time he asks, I’ll be sure to jump on that opportunity! Those are the moments I want to hold on to and cherish!