It’s 2:15am and I’m sat watching Madagascar 2 for the umpteenth time with a very jetlagged Maisie. She’s just put on a pair of ridiculous pair of 5 inch glittery sequin platform stilettos that I once wore in a short film and a veil and announced that she’s getting married. She’s making me laugh and giving me cuddles and generally filling this dark hour with the brightest of lights.
I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately. It is the only thing in our lives that is truly and completely limited and yet it’s the thing we so willingly squander (um hello Candy Crush!) I struggle between the things that make my life more enjoyable (say, a clean house) and a frantic “need” to clean my house which means time spent doing that instead of spend time on the floor with Maisie, or you know, watching her stumble about in shoes 10 times too big for her.
Tonight I discovered this fabulous essay by Anne Lamot & posted on the wonderful A Design So Vast. There are so many wonderful points about time and it definitely captures the dilemma that we as parents find ourselves facing on a daily basis. I urge you to have a read!