A few weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon Eden was supposed to be taking a nap. She stayed in her room for several hours but it was obvious she wasn’t going to fall asleep. I went into her room to tell her she could get up and we had a conversation that made me think.
After I told her she could get up she asked, “Daddy, will you play with me?” I said, “I will in a little bit. I’m working on something right now.” Her next question caught me off guard because she’s never asked this before. She said, “What are you working on?” I said, “I’m writing a blog post.”
Before I tell you where the conversation went from here, I’ll tell you a few things she did NOT say next…
“Dad, you blog? That’s awesome.”
“Wow, Dad. That sounds important. You DO need to work on that before we play.”
“Definitely finish that up first. Maybe you’ll get a lot of traffic on your site when you post it.”
Actually, she didn’t say anything at all. She wasn’t impressed and, honestly, I wasn’t very impressed with myself. I thought, “Did I really just say that out loud to my four year old?”
It reminded me of something I knew already but this time it hit me like a ton of bricks. Don’t miss the things that won’t always be there for the things that will. I came to my senses and we played with her castle.