Clump #192: Save son’s note cards.
Today I have been acutely aware of the passage of time. I found myself thinking how great it would be if the clock could stop when one sleeps. Time out? No such luck. Easter is quickly approaching and my to-do list is lengthening just as quickly.
I’m reposting the photo above of the beautiful band of spring crocuses I became infatuated with last week. This is what it looks like now:
The beautiful flowers and their colors … are … Gone.
All except one lonely daffodil, who seems to be saying, “Hey Guys, where’d you go?”
I had trouble getting in touch with our son for a Skype decision-session. So I made an executive decision to put his note card collection in the “save” pile. I gave him the Vincent Van Gogh ones. I have been increasingly aware of an undercurrent of motherly nagging in the things I have given him. “Clean your water bottle” (yesterday’s post), “Write thank you notes,” “Read this book to better yourself.”
Parenthood is always a matter of treading a fine line. The urge to nurture and make better can easily verge into the dangerous zone of : “who you are right now is not enough.”
Even when all you want to do is give them is the sun, moon and stars.