The little one noted that the mother and daughter reading together is a 'tiny moment' that one can write stories about.
Children are the most adorable when they intentionally or unintentionally end up saying things that throw adults into an unexpected epiphany. The kind of innocence that comes from them is truly heartwarming. something that Kelsey—a trauma ICU nurse—recently experienced while reading with her 7-year-old daughter. Kelsey was left stunned when her little girl quietly suggested something that turned out to be a life lesson we should all carry. In a tweet in late September, Kelsey shared what her daughter said to her: "Mama? We're having a tiny moment right now." Since she did not understand what her little one meant, Kelsey asked her daughter: "Hmm? How so?"
While reading with my girls, my 7 year old quietly says “Mama? We’re having a tiny moment right now.”— NurseKelsey (she/her) 🌈✨🎉❤️🏳️🌈 (@nursekelsey) September 29, 2022
“Hmm? How so?” I ask.
“Today my teacher said life is all tiny moments. You can write stories about tiny moments. Tomorrow I’m going to write about us, together, right now.” ❤️
What the child responded with is going to become a very adorable life lesson for all of us. The 7-year-old quietly responded, saying, "Today my teacher said life is all tiny moments. You can write stories about tiny moments. Tomorrow I'm going to write about us, together, right now." It's beautiful that the young child expressed that engaging in a simple activity—like reading—with her mother and sister is a notable moment for her!
The tweet quickly went viral on the platform and has since gained over 46,000 likes and 2,000 retweets. Many people commented about how beautiful the moment was, with some pointing out that the teacher played a very important role in this. User @capateto tweeted, remarking: "What a beautiful tiny moment! It's so nice that your child is learning to appreciate such moments as they happen—too many of us in this modern era are focused on what comes next and we miss out on the magic right in front of us."
"Tiny moments" -— Martin Birt (@HRAskMe) September 29, 2022
"There are in our existence spots of time,
That with distinct pre-eminence retain,
A renovating virtue...
That penetrates, enables us to mount,
When high, more high, and lifts us up when fallen."
Another user, @BrittLovesLamp, shared how they teach narrative writing and why the child must have brought it up to her mother. "Yes, small moment stories are how I teach narrative writing in 3rd grade! So many kids think they need to have gone on an amazing vacation or done something 'exciting,' and it’s like—no! You can write an entire story about what you had for dinner or a game you played at recess," they tweeted. Twitter user @GMarshRN went on to commend the teacher who taught the child this valuable lesson, writing: "What an awesome teacher! And sweet kiddo! I heard someone say something similar several years ago and wished I'd heard it when I was younger. I pause and really be in the moment, even the small ones, especially the small ones. That story is going to be a keeper!"
I hope someday my kids will remember the tiny moments fondly.— Papersmyjam (@NoBozos63) September 29, 2022
@emilyrodier explained more about the writing technique the teacher must have used in a tweet that reads: "Love this! This is the genius writing workshop curriculum from Lucy Caulkins. I taught 1st grade and teaching kids about tiny moments and 'seed' stories is the absolute best! So glad it resonated with your daughter."
I feel like that a lot with my grandchildren. Stop and be present and realize that we’re making a memory.— Linda (@LSJRWC) September 29, 2022
The post was also shared on Reddit's r/MadeMeSmile community, where Redditors appreciated the young girls' understanding. u/Righteous_Fury224 said, "Very perceptive child." u/ScrawnyAversion34 commented, "So sweet and lovely." Meanwhile, u/okuyiga noted that props should be given to the teacher, writing, "I’m giving props to the teacher."
Recently, another emotional tweet about a child went viral when her mom, Hayley Stewart shared that her 10-year-old had been practicing Korean all weekend. Stewart was moved when she found out it was because there was a new kid in her child's class who only speaks in Korean and that her daughter wanted her classmate to feel at home. She wrote, "My 10yo has been practicing Korean on Duolingo all weekend and I didn't know why. Today I found out it's because there's a new kid in her class who only speaks Korean and she wants to make him feel at home."