This blog topic was inspired by my 3 year old daughter. She insists we "push pause" on the TV so that she does not ever miss a minute of one of the many shows which she has seen a mere 100 times (insert comment here about my inadequacies as a mother). However, the other day we were actually watching live TV (a foreign concept to my children) and when pause was demanded, I could not deliver. I tried to explain this but I simply couldn't. I had to break the news that this program would continue despite our need to use the potty. Wow.
Sometimes I find myself trying to "push pause". On my life. Sometimes its for selfish reasons: so I can get more sleep, so I can have more time to get ready for work, so I can have a couple more minutes of "mommy time". But that is not what I'm talking about here. I'm talking about those times in your life where you are just so in the moment that you wish it could last forever. That you could push pause or save and return to the moment later. Store it on your hard drive. File under extreme happiness. Have you ever had one of these moments?
I made a commitment to myself after I had my first daughter that I would try to savor all of her 'firsts", not taking them for granted and not forgetting them. Meticulously recording them in the baby book. Trying even to make the mundane interesting so I would have fabulous stories to tell her husband and my future grandchildren (oy). But even these memories I record are just generalities. Funny things that the kids do or say that we would want to remember that makes each of them unique. The events I am trying to remember are those priceless moments that happen everyday that make you remember why you wanted to become a mom. What makes it all worthwhile.