Ever wish life had a reset button? A do-over option?
Right now, I wish mine did.
Go back to 6:50 p.m. Dinner was late and I was trying to get the last load of laundry folded before calling the kids in for supper.
Thomas came in, twinkling as always.
"Mommy! Where are the wrenches?"
"What on earth do you need wrenches for?"
"I want to take the training wheels off my bike!"
"Oh, honey, not right now."
"I need to get this laundry folded, and then we're going to sit down for supper."
"We can just take the training wheels off, and then you can get supper on the table."
"No, because you're going to need me to run with you, and right now I'm not going outside. I've got other things I need to finish."
I finished the laundry, and got supper on the table. My husband came home and took the training wheels off while I was reading a book to the older kids.
A few minutes later, a very excited Thomas came in.
"You guys! Stop reading! You have to come out and see this!!!"
Thomas can ride a two-wheeler now.
His 7-yr old brother took the time to give him the push he needed.
While I am so proud of Christopher for jumping in and being the incredible big brother he always is, a big part of me is so sad that I missed that golden opportunity to share that once-in-a-lifetime moment with my son.
That moment is gone.
I wish I had the chance to do that over.