Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Do you ever wish you had a camera implanted in your brain so that you could capture those fleeting moments of joy throughout your day?  Those moments that happen so quickly that there is no way you could whip out a camera fast enough to save them forever?

I do. Then I would replay a few of those snapshot moments that happened yesterday.

1. I stopped at daughter Em's house for a few minutes last night. I was going through Chunk withdrawal. After two weeks of tending him while his mom recuperated from childbirth, I had to go a whole day without seeing him. (Computer Geek thinks we need to work out some sort of custody arrangement. We would be fair and let his parents see him fairly often.) The brief look on his face when he thought I was coming to take him to my house was priceless. It was a look of surprise and joy. I am so pleased that the thought of spending time with me caused him such happiness. Click.

2.  While I was there, Em was nursing Baby Elephant. (We're trying to think of a new blog name for her. We get it--it's a family term of endearment, but others might think that we think she's a little fatty.) All I could see was her scrawny little newborn legs peeking out from under the blanket. I held one in my hand and marveled at its perfection--weak calf muscles, smooth baby skin, and a minute foot encased in a pink sock. Click.

3. My pal Ekanela called me at 11:30 P.M. and asked if I was still awake. She asked me to come to my front door in one minute. When I opened the door, she gave me a 2-liter bottle of root beer and a new spray bottle. We had a conversation earlier this week in which we lamented being able to ever find a spray bottle that really works. She found one. Click.

4. Weston had just gone to bed. I was in the kitchen and heard him yell, "Mom, could you come here a minute? I need to talk to you."

I went to his room and said, "Yes?"

He said, "Give me a minute. I'll think of something."


What clickable moments did you have yesterday?


  1. I love Jere's comment. He simply wanted to see his mama.

  2. Auntie M.: I loved it too. In a few years I might not get moments like these so I'm treasuring them now.

  3. Lovely clickable moments! I can feel all your joy throughout this post, and Weston's comment choked me up. Wonderful...

  4. septembermom: Don't you just love those "mommy" moments? Weston's comment choked me up too! It was a teenager's way of saying, "I just want to be with you." Loved it.


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