We could be rushing off to school,
but we slow the moment down and
I consider what is really of value
I make my decision.
With such mastery she adjusts her socks, folding over the tops,
slips on her tennis shoes and ties her laces with her total attention
then comes the big decision for the day:
Both moms and dads have busy mornings. I wrote this poem when I noticed
I had a choice about my day and my daughter’s day. The “double knots” describe
both our dilemmas. For her, it is very hard to untie her shoes when she has double knots.
For me, the “double knot” is getting her to preschool on time and getting me to my work.
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