She said that she wished I would get in the pool more. What she meant was that she wanted me to stop sitting on the side of the pool and watching her swim and get in and play with her directly instead. She may have been talking about the pool, but I knew that her example carried over to several other similar examples.
I am really good at being around Ruthie but I am too often doing my own thing in her presence. Since our little talk, I have been saying no to a lot of the distractions and "getting into the pool" more.
I heard someone say once that hurry and love are incompatible. I believe it. I don't know about you, but I know that I have to have less other stuff to do if I am going truly experience life with my kids. And thus I am slowing down to get into the pool.