After Caleb and Claire were done with school today we went into Frydek to have a new battery put in my car (see this post for why!).
What should have been just a fifteen minute "in and out of the garage" turned into more than two hours due to the high traffic of battery replacements in the shop...seems everybody's in need of a new battery given the extremely cold weather we're in right now.
Thankfully Tesco (for my American friends...think "Target") is right across the parking lot from the garage so we headed over there to make the most of the situation...wander around, do a little shopping, buy a few groceries, get a birthday present for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law (sorry no hints on what it is Lara!) and get coffee afterward.
They told us to return at 5 so we did...and waited another 45 minutes.
But as we sat in the fumes of new tires on display in the shop, talking, laughing and playing on our phones, it occurred to me:
I will miss these days in a very short while.
Caleb has less than four months here now. When we leave in June for Tyler and Lara's wedding, he won't come back until after he's finished his first semester of college.
Claire has just one year left of high school and then she too will be gone.
And before I know it...it will just be me waiting in garages or wandering around at Tesco.
So for now, I'm soaking in these days with my kids.
Because it won't be long before I will miss these days.