After reading about Lori's Perfect Moment Mondays earlier this week I've been thinking about what I'd like to include. A lot of my posts on A Separate Life are perfect moments. I like to enjoy the little things in life, to celebrate the joy when I feel it, to be "mindful" and in the moment when I can. And so I've written a post that records a Perfect Moment that I might add there tomorrow. (Truth? I wrote it on my iPad when I was out, and right now the iPad is downstairs (three flights) being charged, and I can't be bothered going to get it!)
But just now, I had a tiny Perfect Moment. I'm listening to a regular programme on national radio. And three panellists were chit-chatting about life. Turns out all three are parents. And the winter school holiday (vacation for the North Americans) break is about to start this weekend, for two weeks. All three of them were sighing and bemoaning the fact that they had to deal with school holidays. Not one of them sounded as if they were looking forward to it. That said, all three of them sound like really good parents. "So my perfect moment was what?" you ask.
Smiling, and realising that in my No Kidding Life, I never have to groan at the thought of school holidays. I can be thrilled at the lighter traffic in the morning. I have an excuse to avoid the big malls (not my favourite places anyway), and the child-friendly cafes (I do anyway). I don't have to travel during school holidays. (In fact, I avoid it like the plague - higher airfares and screaming kids = torture in a tin tube). And best of all? I never have to feel guilty that I'm groaning at the thought of the school holidays.