I'm back on the road again...this time with my oldest who's serving as a page for one of our local congressmen this week while Congress is in session. Coincidentally, I have some work to to with the State Dept. of Education this week so it worked out for me to stay with my oldest in a hotel near the capitol building. My youngest tends to get antsy when I'm away too long so I let her ride along with us for the first night.
I'm sitting here tonight thinking about the small things she's noticed today:
How many different roads go in so many different directions
Time with her big sister and me
Walking into the hotel
Checking out the cool surroundings
Sitting in the lounge area while I checked us in
Pushing the elevator buttons
Using the card key
Giving the valet our ticket and/or keys depending on whether we are coming or going
Looking up at the capitol building and asking "How long ago was this castle built, Mommy?"
Makes me smile...
And makes me remember that life is worth slowing down a little and looking around
Honor the little things.
And the little ones.