As a child, you tend to brush off things that you don’t deem to be important.
You are too busy playing video games, hanging out with your friends, and doing homework to even consider spending time with your parents.
When you graduate, college and relationships begin to take priority, and you soon fall out of frequent contact with your parents. Most of us regret the times that we wasted not appreciating our parents, and we cherish the few moments that we had with them. Some of the fondest memories that I had with my mom was as a kid during the cold winter mornings. I lived in the North, and it was cold outside in the morning waiting for the school bus to pick us up. Since our driveway was long, we weren’t able to wait inside the house, where the furnace was running to keep the entire family warm. Instead of making me stand outside in the cold, my mom always started the car every morning to get the heating system running. She would adjust the thermostat to the hottest settings possible, and she would even turn on the heated seats to make the car warmer. Once the heating system had made the car toasty, my mom and I would jump in the car and drive up to the road. Without the furnace in the house, the car would keep us warm as I waited for the school bus to pick me up. Sometimes, the heating system made us so warm that I would have to take off my coat while waiting for the bus. We would talk often, and I would tell her all of the things that my little brain could think of. I miss times like that now!