Saturday, July 11, 2009

Taking it on....


Sometimes life pushes you beyond your means to a decision where you are standing around wondering....should I or shouldn't I? Should I push the financial envelope and go for it? Often it's at a time when selfish pleasures run roughshod with rationality and we find ourselves in a place where we question whether it's worth the indulgence or not. Most times, we back off and don't take the bait. But sometimes.......sometimes..... we snap hold of the bait and go for it.

A while ago.... I came home from work. My son, who is a music lover just like the rest of us was downstairs home on his own. When I called down to him and asked him what he was doing, he replied.... "I'm downloading Beatles music onto my I-Pod." I smiled. Good on him, I thought. My little guy had found a treasure trove of oldies. Two days later, it was announced that Paul McCartney was going to play his only Canadian gig in Halifax Nova Scotia....a good 5 hour drive from here. When the news filter quickly to Max, he was star strucked STUNNED! By then, he had listened and fell in love with the music. The pressure was on...."can we go....please...can we go??"

I hemmed and hawed.... too indulgent, I thought at first. WAY too pricey! However, I was also very excited at the prospect of seeing McCartney live and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to share this moment with my son. It seemed right....it seemed doable. We would figure it out. Why? Because sometimes you have to seek out the indulgent moments because so often they are the moments which take meaningful memories.

So, guess where I am headed today? Just me and my boy?? We are indulging in all things McCartney.

Indulgence....can be an overboard expense.... but my God, there are times when it is priceless. This one is most definately one of those times.

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14 comments:

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

you completely rock out that indulgence mama. what a memory!!!!

Kay said...

I agree! How fun! How great! I have that rule myself, if the expense is an 'oppurtunity' rather then just want, don't even question it...because those are the moments that will last a life time, and all the other 'things' that had to get moved around to accommodate it, will still be there.... Hope you guys enjoy yourselves! :)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I agree completely. What good is money if its not used to create unforgettable moments that will be treasured for a lifetime. I would never buy a $300 pair of jeans but hell yes I'd spend $300 on U2 tickets!

YOU TWO HAVE FUN!

Marja said...

O yes go indulge What a great experience that would be. A memory you will cherish forever.

Awareness said...

I-tunes? check. Camera? check. Beatles T-shirt? check. Drinks and snacks for the drive? check. TICKETS??? check!!!!
Dame Dana and Sir Maxwell Silver Hammer are on their way. Smilin' broadly!

ps. the WEATHEER couldn't be better. Sun, no clouds...no humidity. Lovely, lovely.

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

photos please!!!!

Dee Martin said...

My daughter and I would sooo be there :) She just recently discovered the Beatles too! Your coolness rating has shot up miles with your son I bet!

swile67 said...

This will be a priceless memory for you and your son!!! Can't wait to hear all about it! Enjoy!

kenju said...

My daughter bought 3 tickets for the concert near DC. I wish I could go!!

JP/deb said...

Indulging moments with our precious children - what better??!!!

Excellent!
xx,
JP/deb

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

brilliant choice!

KayDee said...

You kids go and have a brilliant time. Come back and tell us all about it won't you?

Awareness said...

It was all brilliant.....I will write a post tonight to try to capture the whole experience. Magical Mystery Tour is was! :)

Mark said...

Priceless is what memories are made of!