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
9 thoughts on “#sol14 March 10 From My Chair”
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.
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!
What a clever idea! And yes, you will cry….
Thanks! And I know. So so sad.
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. .
Thank you! I liked the image too – I often find finger knitted rope around here!
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!
Thanks, Carol – I always appreciate your comments. 🙂 The days are long, but the years are short, right?
Beautiful, Ona. You work your magic with kids and words.