She won't stay that close forever

“Untitled” because I can’t think of an appropriate title.

I ride my bike with my younger daughter frequently. In two days, she will be a second grader.

This morning we recommenced our morning ritual of riding our bikes to the Crozet Mudhouse, a pit stop on the path to Crozet Elementary.

Upon our return home, we stopped for a bit of exploration and she seized the opportunity to cut me to the quick:

“I wish I could stay 7 forever, and you could stay 35. Because today is just perfect.”

With that, she got on her bike and started by herself, a skill she mastered two days ago. And she said,

“Come on Daddy!”

And I followed.

Lesson of the day:

Live life every day. You don’t stay young forever. And these moments must be appreciated.





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  1. Ken M. August 23, 2011 at 01:41

    Thanks Jim, I’m gonna hug my three girls a little longer tonight.

  2. Barb August 23, 2011 at 03:36

    Thanks for sharing-what a great moment!

  3. Marijean Jaggers August 23, 2011 at 12:25

    Awww — wishing you many more perfect days, even if you DO get older than 35 (sheesh).

  4. peter carey August 26, 2011 at 01:17


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