It's Friday. Hip hip hooray! Today I'm joining The Gypsy Mama again to write for five minutes on her weekly prompt. No editing or rewriting allowed. Click on the link to her site if you want to try it, too. The prompt this week is "See".
It’s something I’ve been thinking about. A lot. Whenever I answer, absent-mindedly “Umm hmmm . . . that’s neat, sweetie.” My eyes trained to the computer screen.
And not hers.
Do I really see them? These children who get bigger every second. When I look away for a moment. A moment turns into an hour . . . for what?
It’s one thing to spend a little time researching something, answering email, checking Facebook with a reason. Or writing. All that has its place. And taking a chunk of time out of a day filled with mundane tasks so I can catch up with friends a little bit. Well, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that.
But when I type my password on the darkened screen for the umpteenth time, is it really worth it? Taking my eyes off of theirs? Looking at the glowing screen again just because it lights up certain centers of my brain. What do I need to see on there so desperately? What could be better than the big brown eyes, fringed with the longest lashes I’ve ever seen, that look at me with admiration, taking in the lessons I’m living for these few short years.
Can I close my laptop for a moment and really see her?