Things I Miss For My Children…

1. Waking up to this…
my parents sent me this picture of their backyard on Tuesday
Even when it happens in October, the first snow is magical. To wake up to the first snow of the season is to wake up to the wonder of Mother Nature and her ever changing moods. It’s a reminder that nothing stays the same. It’s a day filled with the possibility of future “snow days.”
2. Snow days. Few things are more exciting than an early morning call saying school has been cancelled. It’s even better when Mother Nature thwarts the grown-ups and lets the sun shine. It’s like a surprise Christmas.
3. Saturday morning cartoons. When the world isn’t centered around you, anything that caters to your wants becomes special, no matter how crappy it is.
4. Opening the cover to a textbook on the first day of class to see who had it before you… and knowing that person.
5. Grandparents who live next door.
6.  Long recesses and homework free week nights.
7. Being able to bike to the store to buyAtomic Fireballs and candy cigarettes. Okay, maybe not the candy cigarette part.

3 thoughts on “Things I Miss For My Children…

  1. Alyssa says:

    I miss the walking a mile to school for my kids. It took forever and it was always fun to find a “short-cut”. Now everyone drives their kids or walks with them. No room for exploration or a short sense of freedom.


  2. Angela Cothran says:

    Amen to all of those things. Can I add…Running wild through the neighborhood until dinner.Riding in the “gunner” position in the back of a station wagon.Having no homework in Elementary School.


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