i want to remember

i want to remember how, last night, unexpectedly, 18 came home early
from her boyfriend's house
and just hung out with us...
and how, even though there was no special occasion
no holiday
no big meal, no birthdays, no celebration...
it was just one of the best nights i have had
in a long, long time.

we talked about so many things
dr phil, Normandy, storm troopers,
whether cats have knees or elbows,
conspiracy theories, jack black,
trailer park boys and we
a lot.

and then, even after 18 went to bed,
14 stayed on the couch with me
and didn't pull away,
even when I ran my hand through his messy hair.

i want to remember that this is all it needs to be.
it doesn't always need to be pinterest pretty
or scheduled in advance, no money needs to be spent,
your hair does not even have to be brushed...
leave the camera in it's case, video tape this moment in your mind...
just show up and listen...
let yourself sit and laugh for a little bit...
forget about the dishes, about the work waiting for you...
it will wait.
they won't.

i want to remember S coming over and whispering in my ear
"it's so nice to have them both home".

inspired {as always} by the amazing liz elayne....