Walking to the park, renting a video, a bus ride to the mall on a rainy day. I loved spending time with my Mom as a kid. I enjoyed being at her side and the security of knowing that she was there and that she took time with myself and my brothers and sister. The other day, I remembered the trips we used to take as kids and perhaps it was nostalgia for my earlier years but I had the deep desire to spend time with my kids and be with them. In the world today, it is so easy to get caught up in the have to’s of everyday. I find myself doing it quite often. I have to stop myself and be reminded they (my kids) will only be little for so long. It is hard to remember that when in the mist of dirty dishes, messy floors and dirty laundry galore. It may not be possible to always make the time though when it really feels inspired, I say go for it. Even on those tough days. This time we went to the zoo. We had fun, we walked, we saw the animals, we went into the reptile house. I found out my daughter loves snakes. Who would have thought? They really gross me out. We had fun watching the sea lions. And my youngest was amazed with the trees and rocks. I am glad for the moment of childhood reminiscence and the time it gave me with my kids, to build theirs and my memories.