Don’t Miss the Magic of the Everyday

It’s too easy to miss them… The moments… The everyday moments. I miss too many. Life as a mom – especially a mom with little children – is so busy and so repetitive that I don’t press record often enough.

When I look back at this simple video of 1-year-old Julia having breakfast with 3-year-old Jackson, I’m reminded how the ordinary parts of our day need to be recorded and treasured.

This video puts me right back in that kitchen. I was likely very tired and to be honest a little bored with the morning routine. I’d been looking after Julia and Jackson since early in the morning after probably only a few hours of sleep. (I work at home and in those days I had to do most of my work during the night.)

I wouldn’t have been able to imagine a day when I couldn’t remember that highchair or Julia’s favorite yellow bib.

The seasons of their childhood change without warning and it’s almost impossible to remember the previous or imagine the next.

This video makes me desperately miss Jackson’s sweet 3-year-old voice and Julia’s adorable baby fingers, but it also reminds me that both the wonderful and the difficult parts of one season will end more quickly than I can imagine.

We need to press record.

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Comments

  1. So sweet, Susan. How old are they now?
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    • Julia is 8 almost 9 now and Jackson just turned 12. (Which means Jackson must have been 4 in that video… I’m so bad with ages. lol)

      • Diane Miller says:

        I am so glad Susan that you have this video to bring back those wonderful memories if only for a bit! It is a treasure and great recording of their early years! Great share! : )

  2. This is why my camera lives on my kitchen counter and I am in my second year of Project 365. Small moments pass by much too quickly. I wish they would stay little much longer.

  3. More than anything else, that is what transferring my videos with Yes Video has taught me. I haven’t taken many videos of my girls — esp everyday videos. And I know I am going to miss them. I am starting now to press record.
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