Monday, December 01, 2008


"Remember what's happening tonight?" Jacob asked full of excitement. This was shortly before a mac and cheese dinner I'd stirred together and considered quite an accomplishment as it required that I stand for a whole twenty minutes to prepare it.

"Oh no," I thought. What did I promise? Had I planned something? Did I say we'd do something? Go somewhere?

"What?" I asked and braced myself for the answer.

"Look," he said, his nose pressed to the window. And there it was.

It was really beautiful. I'm glad he remembered. And I'm glad all it required on my part was to stand there and admire it with him.