Monday, March 25, 2013

Perfect Moment Monday: on the bike

Spring is cautiously starting here and I 'm taking advantage of the milder temperatures to bring the kids to school/sitter by bike again (to see what that looks like, go here - and then add a few centimeters and kilos for both kids).

One day during the recent school holidays I had to work, so M. Sensible was at day camp and M. Gourmand at the sitter. It was around 5 pm and I had just picked up M. Gourmand and we were on our way to pick up M. Sensible. I had made a bit of a judgement error with regard to the route to take, so instead of being on one of the quiet streets, we were biking on the main road through the area, which at that time of day is very busy with traffic.

disclaimer: I did not take this picture while cycling on the busy road,
but took it a few days later when he repeated the gesture on our way to the sitter
(and yes, I had come to a full stop when taking the shot).

Suddenly M. Gourmand's left hand shifted a bit towards my hand on the handlebar and he wrapped his fingers around one of mine. "Just like when he was a newborn" I thought and this feeling of utter happiness came over me. I gave him a kiss on his helmet as we cycled on, safe in our own little cocoon on the busy street. Our Perfect Moment.


Perfect Moment Monday is hosted by Lori at It is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

On the last Monday of each month we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join.


Valery said...

I get emotional every time I see little fingers curled around a single big one. Not just mine or my partners. Even this post has tears rolling from my eyes.
Kraamtranen zeker, met vertraging.

Robin J Phillips said...

So perfect. What a great image. Now you've captured that moment forever.

Kathy said...

Love this! So perfectly sweet! Looking forward to weather warming up here in Chocago so we can start bike riding too!

Lori Lavender Luz said...

I'm so glad you shared this one with us. Since you noticed it, we all got to experience its sweetness.

Johnnypsmom said...

Love the unexpected hand on mine. Makes me all warm inside. Thank you for sharing this moment. Such a sweet picture in my mind.

Esperanza said...

What a special moment shared between you and your son. Brings tears to my eyes. Thank for sharing.

Justine Levine said...

Beautiful. I love when their fingers curl around yours that way ... like you can hold on to them forever, as tiny little ones. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Mina said...

How adorable! Indeed a perfect moment.
Not to mention you Dutch people and your genetically encoded cycling... :-) I personally am afraid of mounting two childseats on a bike, I am terribly afraid of falling down, so I intend to get a bike trailer.

Addison Cooper said...

That's so beautiful!