A moment


I was 8, maybe 9, on the verge of being too old for a babysitter. It was a rare Saturday night when my parents went out and we had a babysitter. Her name was Sarah, and she was amazing. She had long red hair that she let me brush, and she didn’t treat me like a kid, which was important to me, at the time.

I don’t remember what we played that night, or what we ate. Growing up, we didn’t have cable so it must have been hard to be a babysitter in our house…there wasn’t a lot to do. On this particular night, however, we were able to enjoy ourselves.
It was late fall or early winter, and in New England, about time for the first snowfall. Snow in Massachusetts isn’t unusual, but the first snow has always brought a sense of excitement to me. On this particular night we happened to look out and see that it was snowing, the first snowfall of the year. We begged, and Sarah let us stand on the front steps (in boots, but no jackets) in the snow. We stood there, the three of us, in the snow, just watching it come down. It was quiet and peaceful and cold, but we didn’t mind. After about 5 minutes we headed back inside and went to bed. But for a few minutes we were allowed to do something absurd, something our parents wouldn’t have let us do.
After that, whenever we needed a babysitter we always asked for Sarah, “the one who let us stand in the snow”.

Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail
Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail
Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday, in great detail
Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail
Day 20 – This month, in great detail
Day 21 – Another moment, in great detail
Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail
Day 25 – A first, in great detail
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail
Day 27 – Your favorite place, in great detail
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail
Day 30 – One last moment, in great detail

About Megg

I'm a 28 year old, newly married, newly living in Washington, librarian trying to find a job in a library. Meanwhile I'm working with kids and spend my afternoons playing Mancala and reading picture books. Come along for the journey as I share recipes, decoration ideas, photos, and hopefully gain some insight from the internet and fellow bloggers.

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