Time is a funny thing. When you have a lot of it to waste, it doesn't seem very valuable. Only when there is a shortage of time does it take on a new, somewhat urgent meaning. The less time you feel you have, the more time you wish you had.
Our children view time differently than we do. We are constantly setting timers for different chores or time-outs or video games. In this case the time FLIES by for our 8-yr-old making him exclaim "I've only had my turn for 5 minutes!" His sister replies with "It's been at least 20 minutes!" :)
I was working on something today in our home office and had promised our 4 year old a handful of marshmallows if she played quietly while I was busy. (That was the "treat" I had on hand from Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole) :) Of course, after interrupting me 3 times, I finally told her that I would be finished in 10 minutes. She immediately complained that that was a LONG time!
How interesting to see from a 4 year old's perspective how long 10 minutes is. How fast for us though those minutes fly!
Time really is valuable. We can never get back the time we waste. Someday, we may look back on the hours we were given to invest in our children or grandchildren and wish we were better stewarts of the minutes we were given. Future generations are depending on us whether we know it or not.
Let's make the most of the time at hand and not squander the opportunities we've been given.