I know it’s a cliché notion, but I find myself wishing that there was a pause button on life. It’ll come at the most random times, when Mr. Goblin is laughing at one of my really bad jokes (and I know he’s only laughing because he loves me), when Baby goblin is giggling and climbing all over me like the world’s squishiest jungle gym, and even those quiet moments of peace when the chores are done, the boys are asleep, and I’m snuggling with my dog in the early hours of the morning before the chaos of the day begins.
There are times I catch myself wishing the time away. “I can’t wait until this!” “It’ll be easier after this milestone” “Next year we will finally be able to do that” “I just need to get this done”
I know I’m not alone. Most people probably could fill this and that with their own life examples. I’ve come to realize that the best moments in life pass you by when you’re wishing for the future. When I was younger and much stupider, I couldn’t wait to be the age I am. I couldn’t wait to be an adult when I was a teenager, I couldn’t wait to be a teenager when I was a child, and looking back if I hadn’t been so busy wishing for the future, I probably would’ve had a lot more fun.
Now, I find myself wishing time would slow down. Sometimes it feels like only yesterday I found out I was going to be a mother. Sometimes, I look at Baby running around and climbing and giggling and having a blast and find myself missing when he was tiny snuggle goblin wishing for the day to come when he would sleep through the night.
I’m working on being in the moment, and finding the silver lining. I may still be youngish, but I’m certain that the little moments are the ones that I will cherish the rest of my life. I don’t want to waste them away wishing for the future. I’m pressing pause, and taking the time to enjoy these moments now. I’ll challenge you to do the same dear Cyberfriends. What are some of your favorite little things in life?
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