Lesson in patience

I took my girls to buy pumpkins after school today. My older daughter wanted to find the perfect medium sized one. Each one I suggested was imperfect in some way, so I left her to search on her own. After about fifteen minutes, I told her, “Find a pumpkin NOW or you’re leaving with nothing.”

Then she found it.

The look on her face was rapt, the pumpkin fit perfectly in her skinny little arms, and I once again remembered (too late) that to be a mom means recognizing when it’s time to slow down and let the slow pace of childhood rule the moment.

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juliebarton

Writer and mom living in Northern California, author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me From Myself. Hard at work on book #2.

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