Stop and smell the flowers

My kids have changed my life.  Yeah, obvious statement I know.  One of the things about having kids–whether you’re at home or traveling–is that they force you to slow down.  To linger longer.  To stop and smell the flowers.  The American mentality of go, go, go is decimated by kids.  I’m not just talking about the way we work.  There’s even a go, go, go mentality to the way we travel and leisure.  We go so fast we miss the moment.

We were at Crater Lake.  I was ready to head off to another acclaimed vista.  But Emery wanted to stop and smell the flowers.

Emery playing in the flowers at Crater Lake

Emery playing in the flowers at Crater Lake

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