Have you guys heard this quote?
“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. … I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen
I love this quote and wanted it as a daily reminder to enjoy this time in my life- when my kids are little and we can have fun together. So I made this…
It’s just a cheap frame from IKEA that I painted black. The background is some fabric and the vinyl is on the outside of the frame. It was super easy to do, and I am excited to have it as my own reminder to Live in the Moment and create memories to treasure!
(This idea originally published on Somewhat Simple in July 2009)