Think she was fiddling with a timer app when we pulled to a stop in our driveway early evening…
Her – “Can we play twenty-two minutes?”
Me – “Twenty-two? Why twenty-two?”
Her – “Because I love you.”
Me – “Absolutely. Let’s do it right now!”
I’m a big believer in ‘getting on the board’ each day with some quality time. But sometimes it’s hard to get excited about the same thing or other adult issues and tasks are pressing on my mind and schedule competing for attention.
Just twenty minutes worked wonders. Interestingly enough, with a defined time, I felt compelled to be fully present with a fun-loving spirit. We did tricks on bikes and played soccer in the backyard in a creative way.
Turns out thirty-two minutes had passed when I decided it was time to focus on making our dinner.