Just Write {172}

January 27, 2015

From her car seat behind me, she said, “I want to go see Great Grandma tomorrow, I like it there.” And I told her that was such a good idea. I said we would have to go sometime soon, but tomorrow she would be having fun at Daddy’s house. She said YAY, and then added a bit of a sad awww, “But I really wanted to go to Great Grandma’s place, too…”

I know, honey. I hear you. Let’s make a plan to do it soon. You just can’t be two places at once. It’s a good problem to have, EJ…so many people love you, it’s hard to fit it all in…

Then she said it best,

I wish there were two tomorrows. 

Isn’t that a sucker punch to the gut in the best possible way? I mean, kids, they know just how to say so simply what we adults have been trying to articulate for years, decades. I want to get all the responsible things done in one day, and I want to see all the people I love, and I want to hide under the covers with books and movies. The responsibilities and schedules keep us living mostly groundhog work and life days, with splashes of visits to Grandma.

I wish there were two tomorrows. 

Elsie Jane, me too. We might always want that. But let’s do this. Let’s make the best todays so when we look back, it will seem like we lived more than one yesterday, in the best way.


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{ 1 comment }

Lynda M Otvos February 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

beautiful Heather, loving your writing more as the years pass.
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