I love this quote and I love this picture. It is my 5 year old, who dressed herself in her own unique style. When we were leaving the shop, she asked if she could sit in this rad rocking chair. My first thought was no, b/c I was in a hurry. I adjusted my thinking quickly though and said, ‘why not?’.
She took off her jacket, hopped right on and said, “Mommy, take a picture!”.
I took 12.
Then she started looking at other things on the patio and the cars passing on the highway and chatted away. It is always interesting and special to get a peek into a 5 year old’s brain. A moment worth stopping for.
It may be hard and not always an option to stop and enjoy the things a child wants to do, but if you can for just a few minutes, you will both cherish it then and later.
“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you finish the work.” ~Pat Clafford