MOMENTS THAT MAKE ME LAUGH
My kids and I were driving to visit family this weekend when I saw a sign that said “Giant Tag Sale Today”. I love a good tag sale. Whatever you call it… garage sale, yard sale, lawn sale, estate sale (I know, those are slightly creepy), rummage sale, moving sale, or flea market. Other people’s junk may be my next great treasure! I love browsing at them.
So I asked my kids if they wanted to take a detour and stop at that giant tag sale. Not surprisingly they haven’t yet discovered my love for rummaging, and they both quickly yelled “NO!”
Then my daughter said, and I am quoting…
“Tag sales are like SO last year! Nowadays if you want to sell something, just post it on Facebook”.
She’s eight years old!
“SO last year”?
I had a good laugh. Then I wondered where my little not-yet tween, has learned lingo like “SO last year”? Teen Nick? Victorious? Jessie? Dog With A Blog? (yes, that is actually a show!).
She’s right, by the way. I buy and sell lots of stuff on my local Facebook Tag Sales pages. It’s awesome! You can browse on the comfort of your couch. So, not only is she a sassy 8-year-old, she’s pretty smart too.
Bigger than that funny moment though, is that I realized that she is growing up faster than I thought possible. I know if I blink, she will be heading to her prom tomorrow. But I want her to stay young for longer. I’d still have her in pig-tails and lady-bug dresses, if I could! But I know that’s not realistic. Time flies and there’s nothing I can do to slow it down. Instead I can just try to notice and treasure each moment as they happen. And laugh-out-loud about them.
Oh, and did I mention she just got her first pair of dangly earrings? And she asked me today if she could color her hair PINK with Kool-Aid.
Yep, I’m in trouble!