Remember when something is new, everything about it is... amazing! You could sit all day and be with it. You love the smell, you love to watch/play with it. You just can't take your eyes away or your hands off of the new item. Eventually the "newness" wares off and you either forget about the item, use it from time to time, or something even more magical happens... you cherish the item forever and ever as a keepsake item.
For some reason this morning i was thinking about Jon and Kate (+ their 8!) and wondering about marriage. It is like a new toy when you are a child. You get it, you love it and then you forget that it even exists. This paper that we all sign saying that we are legally together forever. Forever is a really long time considering how we are all brought up in our childhood.
Think about all of the toys we give our children. Each holiday (Starting with Easter, then birthday's, then Halloween, then Christmas and in between there are even more tiny gifts) you give your child a gift. They love this NEW item. They play with it for the day, maybe a week, if you are lucky they never let it leave their side for about a month! But eventually they are given a NEW gift and the older "new" gift gets left in the dust.
Parents are the creators of all things glorious in a child's life. They give them life, they give them shelter, they give them knowledge, but they also give them crap!
If you follow my blog you know i gave up a lot to move to California. It was easier than i thought but it was really hard for Claire to give up the toys that she loved. Which brings me back to my point of sticking it out (yeah, it's up there in the mess of what i wrote somewhere lol). I think i did something good, but part of me is wondering if i did something bad... horrible even when i told my child that her things were just that "things" and it didn't really matter to keep on to them in life.
Before i ramble on any further, i just want to say... cherish every single thing you have, be it something new to love or someone new to love or just loving life.