This past week one of the twins was watching the movie Cinderella.
For the 5,216 time.
Not the cartoon version, but the new version that came out several months ago with the blue dress and Cate Blanchett and the girl from Downton Abbey and the prince with the twinkling eyes.
When I walked through the room she asked me to watch it with her, I inwardly rolled my eyes and sighed. I told her normally I would love to watch it, but I had a million things to do and besides….
….I already knew how it ended.
And then I thought about how not-truly important those things were and that one day she would be driving around in a car with a bunch of teenagers and spending hours putting on make-up and deciding what to wear and the house would be empty and I would wish I had pushed the pause button and watched a little more Cinderella along the way.
So I plopped down with a cup of coffee and watched the movie and surprisingly, eye-openingly, amazingly learned a few life lessons along the way.
So here’s a few more pictures I took of the farmhouse decorated for fall….
….and a little bit of Cinderella wisdom.