When telling a friend of a current child-rearing difficulty, he said, This, too, shall pass.
But, I don't want it to just pass. I want to be here--in the now.
If my house is always clean, that means we aren't playing together, reading together, dancing together. We are cleaning.If I have a zippy little car, that means I don't have girls, girls everywhere. No ribbons, no mothers-in-training, no childish laughter.
If I do not share every bite, then that means I do not have the reward of joy.
So, Pestering Wants, back off. I'm busy. You can wait because right now I am enjoying this: