Stopping Time

I know that I’ve said this about a million times, but I want a time stopping machine.

I’d use it all the time.

All the time.

For example, if I had a time machine, I’d freeze frame this moment

so that I could fully enjoy it instead of watching it disappear before my very eyes.  I wouldn’t just passively watch my twins singing a song on their first day of Kindergarten, I’d feel it.  I’d savor it, and I’d make sure that I could remember it in my minds eye instead of needing a photo to remind me.

There are so many moments like these that I wish I could get back.

If I can’t have a time stopping machine, I’d appreciate a better memory.

I don’t think that’s asking too much.


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    Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    Twitter: RachelVoorhees

    I try and I try to keep these moments imprinted on my brain so that I can relive them every day. LOVE these moments!!

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    Casey @ DreamFinder says:

    Moments like that are so precious!

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    great shot! savor them being in Kindergarten for as long as you can…the year is going to fly by so fast!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    What a perfect shot! They are so adorable! I have a ton of moments like that, I am so grateful for pics and video!

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    Dominique @Dominique's Desk says:

    Those are really picture perfect moments which we could replay over and over again.

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA

    What a wonderful moment to capture. If you do find that time machine pick up a second one for me, would you?

    My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

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    So very true!

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    What a sweet picture…almost made me get emotional about my twins going to Kindergarten…in 3 years. It can’t start already, can it???

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    Dumb Mom
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    I’d stop time right about now. The Dudes are largely self-sufficient while still being remarkably cute. This won’t last and I know I’ll be sad when they start to stink.

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    June Freaking Cleaver says:

    It would be lovely to stop time, for a little while. Since I’ve been at this mom thing for 34 years, I have forgotten far more things than I have remembered…and now I have grandkids to share the present with!

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    Thank goodness we have pictures. It really is the only way to freeze these moments in time:-)

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    Allison @ Alli n Son
    Twitter: Alli_n_Son

    What a precious momemt. I wrote about freezing time today too. Super hero style.

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    Kelly Deneen
    Twitter: kelly_deneen

    That is such a cute picture! 🙂

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    Oh man, do I want a time machine too!!!

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    Kelli @ writing the waves
    Twitter: writingthewaves

    I know EXACTLY what you mean. sigh…

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    Holly L
    Twitter: 504main

    Sweet post…I think my time stopping machine would get overworked…those kiddos provide such priceless moments.

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    Aging Mommy says:

    The other day my three and a half year old daughter was yet again on the computer watching videos of herself at swim class when she clicked over to some older video footage from when she was not quite two. I had not watched this particular clip for a long time and it took my breath away, seeing just how tiny she was, looking still like a baby (although at the time we thought she looked so much NOT like a baby anymore). Then I heard myself asking her to do her “funny walk” which she did – like an old bent man shuffling forward. I had forgotten all about that funny walk. My memory is awful. We think we remember so much but we do not.

    So now I am resolved to video my daughter a lot more . I cannot stop time, but I can with the help of lots of video footage at least watch and remember.

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    Twitter: mellisarock

    You know blogging is kind of like that stop time machine – it really makes you think about each memory that you are going to write about it – how you felt – what you thought – how it changed you – what you want to remember and forget. 🙂

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    I am right there with you!

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    It would be nice to be able to remember my kids’ names…. occasionally.

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    jennyleite says:

    Oh my. I would just stop time today and not let my girls get any bigger at all. I am starting to freak a little at how fast they are growing. Tears have been shed. Kindergarten really?!?!?!?

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    Twitter: dishes_laundry

    Seriously, if you ever find one of those I need one too. Kids grow up too quickly!