Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is titled “Linger” and it asks:
Tell us about times in which you linger — when you don’t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times? Why do you wish you could linger forever?
I’m a mom, and it seems in the last few months more than ever I’ve been noticing how fast my kids (ages 3 and 5) are growing up. Tonight, after I tucked my eldest into bed, I stood in her doorway and just lingered, looking at her beautiful face, watching the way she looked back at me, wondering if my mom had also experienced these little sad bits of nostalgia when I was little. I studied her growing hair, she’s growing it “long like Elsa’s” from the movie Frozen. I watched her for about a minute, only to be brought back to earth when she asked “Are you going to cry, Mommy?” I laughed and said no, I just love you so much and you’re getting so big. I’m trying to remember this you forever.
One more hug and one more kiss goodnight to my girl who won’t be 5 for much longer.