I’ll stop the world and melt with you…


It is hard to know if things are moving too fast or if they are moving just right.

Walking through the store today with Emily I imagined the day when we play Santa together. She mentioned the other day with a smile that she believes in Santa Claus “because if I don’t he won’t come, you know.” She looked at me an extra second. I don’t know if she was winking or if I imagined it.

My little girl is not the only one growing up before my eyes. My big girl is growing up every day, too. She wears some version of the same outfit every day these days. In her pink cowgirl boots she is fearless. In her leopard scarf she is warm and kind.

I picked her up from school today. As we walked to the car she said “You picked me up instead of having me ride the bus. How come?”

I reached my hand out and she took it. “No reason,” I said.

“You just wanted a few extra minutes, didn’t you?” She squeezed my hand.

That kid knows me too well. Yep. I just want a few extra minutes.

20 responses to “I’ll stop the world and melt with you…

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  2. Sometimes all you need is a few extra minutes to make everything better. :) Of course I love the song too, and made reference to it a couple of weeks ago in one of my posts as being one of my all time faves!!

  3. This is the sweetest post ever. Now I miss those days when my kids were little, damn you!

  4. You were having a bad day today…and I got my few extra minutes to cheer you up. That your getting yours too only makes it all sweeter. The orthodontist asked me today why exactly I was pursuing invisalign at my age (not that there’s anything wrong with that..) and I answered with the first thing that came into my mind. “Wow, Annie, your teeth are really crooked. But it’s all right, you know, you’re still pretty.” Who else? xo

  5. Dammit, Kelly! You made my eyes cry. I love you and your sweet people. Just love.

  6. That brought a tear to my eyes … I love those moments. I wish we could stop the world some days :)

  7. Those kiddos! Smarter than we let on. (or want them to be, sometimes!).

  8. That kid is your mini-me!

  9. Can I *like* this more than once? Thanks, I will….

  10. So sweet. Those extra minutes mean a whole lot.

  11. Kelly,
    So much love… and even more props for using a Modern English song as your title.
    Le Clown

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