Undivided Attention

I tried to sit down and write something to post on my blog tonight. I really did. I had the subject all picked out. Actually, a friend of mine had suggested writing about going to the movies, and I thought it was a good idea. I love going to the movies. It is a great escape for me. I wanted to tell you about it.

I must admit that writing doesn’t come easy for me. I don’t write well when there are distractions. And tonight, there seemed to be nothing but distractions. Joey says that it will get easier with time. I hope he is right.

I sat down on the couch with Mason, laptop in my lap, ready to write. He was watching a show on the Disney channel. And I kept finding myself watching it. The show was geared toward an eleven year-old audience. And yet I kept watching. And then, Mason wanted to show me a YouTube video on his IPod. Something called “He’s a cat. Meow. Flushing the toilet.” I give it two thumbs down. But Mason loves watching it. So I watched it with him.

I explained to Mason that I wanted to sit with him, but that I needed to write something. I needed to think. But he just couldn’t help himself. He wanted to talk. He wanted to show me more videos. He wanted me to see “He’s a cat. Meow. Flushing the toilet.”, just one more time. So I told him that I was gonna go to my room and write. That it wouldn’t take me long, and that I would come back out and sit with him and watch all the videos he wanted to show me. He said that he would save my place on the couch. He’s agreeable like that. Which is nice.

I went to my room and sat down in my chair. Got my laptop in my lap once again. Ready to write. And Taylor Belle came into my room. Said she felt bad that she hadn’t been downstairs visiting with me, and sat down to chat. Um. Ok.

I half expected my mama to either call or show up needing my attention. But she didn’t. Or at least she hasn’t yet.

It looks like it’s just not going to happen. No writing about why I love escaping to the movies. At least, not tonight. I have decided to put my laptop away. I’m gonna go sit on the couch between Taylor Belle and Mason. Give them my undivided attention. Because there is nothing more important than my children. I know that you will understand.