I am a mark it off your list, getter done, reach the end of the road kinda girl. But sometimes I am reminded to slow down and learn from the process. I had one of those moments earlier today.
I sensed this afternoon the needed to spend some quality time with Sam so I broke out a dinosaur bone digging kit that is complete with a clay block and little sticks that you use to SLOWLY chip away the dust in search for the plastic dinosaur parts. Sam is my gatherer and so I knew this activity would be right up his alley. What I didn’t know was how long it would take and how much it would make my hands and shoulders hurt. About 45 minutes, 2 plastic bones, and ¼ of the way finished I had a wonderful thought. I could take this block, run it under water to wash away the clay and be done with finding these bones in about 3 minutes. That would defeat the purpose though.
For Sam it wasn’t about the product as much as it was about getting there and the fun he had along the way. Yes we may have had some sore muscles and there may have been an easier way, but then we would have missed the most important part. We had so much fun finding those bones that I am glad I didn’t speed up the process. Life is so much like that you know. Those of us who are check it off and reach the end of the roaders desperately need to slow down sometimes and enjoy (or at least gain perspective from) the path itself.
ON ANOTHER NOTE. These were taken at Ruthie's school birthday party yesterday.