Thursday, September 2, 2010


When I was little I hated playing tag. Mostly because I hated running but I also wasn't very fast either. So, when my friends or cousins suggested that we play tag I always agreed by saying, "Yeah, let's play freeze tag." You see I was always thinking or maybe scheming is a better word for it. I realized that if we played freeze tag I could get tagged and then stand perfectly still. It was great! I could rest while everyone else ran around.

Today I took the kids to the Open House at Atley's elementary school to meet his teacher for the upcoming year. As I was walking out of the building holding the baby with one arm, holding Nash's hand with the other, and watching Atley as he walked a step in front of us, I had this overwhelming desire to FREEZE my children. Don't panic! I do not mean like Jeffrey Dahmer in an actual freezer. Rather, I want to keep them the same. I want them to stay innocent and mine. I want them to stay this age forever and let everyone else in the world run around while we stand still. I know this is the antithesis of progress, but despite their difficulty, somehow, I know that these are the greatest days. If only I could freeze time and make them last forever, just like I used to get frozen when I was a kid playing tag.

1 comment:

April said...

I know exactly what you mean. Time just passes too quickly!