‘Freeze This Moment’– A New Phrase for TCKs

‘Freeze this moment.’

I’ve discovered a new phrase for TCKs. It first hit me when my family and I were running through the Tokyo airport last week to catch a connecting flight.

Okay. Running would be an understatement. Racing would probably be a more accurate description. It’s was the gasping, sweat-dripping, luggage-bouncing, desperate-looking, head-turning kind of run my family of seven succumbed to EIGHT minutes before our flight’s departure time. Trust me. It was not a pretty (but definitely hilarious) sight.

With our gate far in the distance, we pressed onward. A loud speaker overhead announced the third final call for “Flight 621 from Tokyo to Bangkok.” My eight-year-old sister plummeted over a gaping passerby in her desperate attempt to keep up. My mom shouted an apologetic “excuse me.” Laughter bubbled up inside of me between loud, short-winded, and entirely-unattractive gasps. Seriously, the moment was priceless.

You know those memories you just don’t want to forget?

Well, this was one of those. For a split second, I withdrew from the present. I ‘froze the moment.’

Hence, the birth of a new phrase for TCKs.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thexpatchannel.com says:

    Hi Taylor, I’m the mom of a tck, she’s 8 and I can only hope she becomes such a grounded person and that she learns to “freeze the moment” and to enjoy the journeys ahead of her. Enjoy the new path in your life.

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    1. Taylor says:

      Thank you so much for your comment– I have two eight-year-old twin sisters! Hoping they will learn to “freeze moments” as TCKs, too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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