Jun 8, 2006

Best coffee break ever

Yesterday, Daughter#2 didn't have school so we spent the entire day together, starting with a heap of morning errands followed by a full day at work. She kept herself busy with yahooligans and drawing pictures for co-workers while I was overwhelmed with my workload and various personal thoughts weighing me down.

She looked out the window and pointed to the sky: "Look Mom, doesn't that cloud look like a sitting camel?"
I followed the direction her finger was pointing and after a few moments my eye-brain coordination started functioning and I saw it. I smiled at my 11-year-old look-alike, "You've got a good eye. Too bad we don't have a camera with us".
In a matter of minutes, all the stuff that had been going on in my head took a backseat and seemed lighter as we tried to recognize other white fluffy creatures in the sky.

Best coffee break ever. They should have kids in every workplace to help ease the tension and get the creative juices flowing. Or at least the sound of kids' laughter.

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4 comments:

V-Grrrl said...

Love that phrase: "eye-brain coordination."

My daughter is so good at making me laugh. And vice versa. I've heard her tell her friends on more than one occasion: "My mom can make you laugh--even when you're sad." She does the same for me!

Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

You're right--kids have a knack for cutting through the layers of crap and getting to the essence of things.

Nemertes said...

I remember myself looking at the moon all the time. Somebody had told me that it looks like jesus mother!

Now I look at the sea and every problem is gone!

mamselle said...

:) sweetness prevails :)

now..if were in the shape of a tadpole..i'd say that would have been..serendipity? lol