"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Monday, December 20, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday: Peace and Quiet and Love

Welcome to Perfect Moment Monday sponsored by Lori over at Write Mind Open Heart (formerly Weebles Wobblog). Lori says that "Perfect Moment Monday is more about noticing a perfect moment than about creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between."

Today was awesome and I have the best parents in the universe. While those two statements might not always be related, they definitely are in this case. Every year, my parents take my kids Christmas shopping so they have a chance to buy each other presents and so they can buy us a secret present. While that is awesome enough, this year, they invited all 3 boys to come down to their house for 2 days. This morning at 11, my dad arrived to pick up the boys. The boys spent the early part of the day providing my parents with a not pf slave labor.  They helped do yard work and other things. Then, they got to do their shopping. While my dad was picking up the boys, my mom was driving west of here to pick up my 2 nieces. My nieces are spending tonight with a friend and tomorrow all 5 cousins are hanging out with their grandparents. I think this whole moment exemplifies a perfect moment of love.

The love and generosity my parents have for their grandchildren allowed me to have a few perfect moments of peace and quiet today. I actually had a chance to take a shower uninterrupted by "Moooooommmmmm, make him stop doing x, y, or z" or "I'm telling on you." Not only did I take a long, lovely, hot shower but I got to shave my legs too. Wooohooooo! Then, I actually got to take a nap. I drifted off to sleep and was able to sleep as long as I wanted instead of setting an alarm or worrying about what the kids were getting into.

Thank you mom and dad for the series of perfect moments you gave me.

Go check out the other perfect moments at this week's Perfect Moment Monday on Write Mind Open Heart.


WiseGuy said...

You indeed have lovely parents. What a great joy!

And I hope that your kids tell the whole world and their kids about how lovely their grandparents were and how amazing their parents are...

Take Care!

Lynn said...

That is awesome! I'm so glad you got some time to yourself and that the kids will be getting to spend time with their grandparents as well as their cousins. Indeed a perfect moment :D

Anonymous said...

Here from ICLW. Your parents sound fantastic, and I love the idea of the separate shopping trip. My parents live far away, so I can only dream of a moment like that....

Lavender Luz said...

Your parents are gems! Getting some time to take care of YOURSELF? Wowza.

Great name for a post. Three things every household should have.

Kakunaa said...

Mmmmm, that does sound absolutely perfect :)

battynurse said...

That does sound like a perfect moment.

Miss Ruby said...

Sounds wonderful!

~Happy ICLW~
#14 http://themissruby.blogspot.com/

~May your Christmas be filled with Peace~
~And your New Year with Hope~

Tonya said...

A shower without interruptions and shaving your legs......my definition of perfect moments! A nice gift from your parents!

Sarah S said...

Here from ICLW,

You are so lucky to have such amazing parents!!

Have a great holiday!!

Happy ICLW!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gesture by your parents. That is really awesome. I wish my folks did something similar.

Happy ICLW #10