#sol14 March 10 From My Chair

Slice of LIfe

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March.  You should do it too! Check it out here. Thank you,  Two Writing Teachers

From My Chair

From my chair
I see

Toy Story's Woody, face down in an awkward split
an old finger knitted rope piled and tangled on the floor
Buzz Lightyear on the coffee table, on top of 
a barbie, a doll shoebox, a marker, plastic scissors, an open puzzle box, with puzzles from two days ago slowly breaking, a potholder, and some mail

An open DVD binder is on the floor near the TV

a heart shaped plastic cookie cutter
a cat toy
a pair of gloves on the dining room table

My coffee cup

My daughter resting on the couch 
next to her crumpled fleece and her stuffed cow pillow

Jackets are piled on the banister
and on the hooks 
shoes litter the entryway

My boys are on the floor
legos surround them
Snapshots of their imagination 
echo through the living room

One day I won’t step on legos
as I pick up marker caps, dolls and game pieces,
I won’t wonder when I'll find  
my next quiet moment 

From my chair
I will see grown-up things
and toys will be packed away

I will cry
I know I will cry
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9 thoughts on “#sol14 March 10 From My Chair

  1. Oh, I was nodding along at all the toys and things that are usually in my line of vision too. And at the end? Yep, still right there with you. I know I will cry too! I try to remind myself of that when I’m frustrated with a behavior or listening to whining about what’s on the dinner plate, etc. It’s hard to be a parent but I sure will miss it when they are grown.

    1. Thanks – I’m glad I’m not alone! My husband and I talk about how we are already pre-sad at the memories of today. But, I try to use that feeling as fuel for parenting. Glad you stopped by!

  2. You will miss all those things when your house becomes quiet. It’s why I talk to the cat! I loved the finger knitted rope piled and tangled on the floor – my favorite image. .

  3. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Take it from a first year empty nester- it goes way, way, way too fast and then they are gone and the house is way too quiet!

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