I sit down with my kids to play cars or pretend I am some character and it is virtually impossible for be to be fully in the moment. (at least 92.5% of the time) My heart wants me to be present for them, to be fully engaged in their excitement. I can just think of 103 other things that need to be done or that I would rather be doing.
That is not to say that I can't sit down and snuggle, read, build, play board games or do art projects with them. I just am not good at pretending to be a character of any sort and creating this elaborate scene for them to float in and out of. I struggle.
I grasp for the moment and watch it blow by into the next room. "Come back!", I say to the moment... "I did not seize you!"
I will continue to reach for that moment and sometime, when I least expect it, it will be seized!