This was too good to not share with you all. If you’re a parent, you need to read this: http://rachelmariemartin.blogspot.com/2013/01/10-way-to-start-seeing-little-things-in.html
This hit home with me today. I have been a little too short with the boys lately…I don’t know why. Maybe I am frustrated about working more and playing less. Maybe it’s the fact that their little mouths have been a little to persnickety lately. Maybe I just need a break from this freakishly cold weather. Who knows?!
What I do know is that whatever it is, it is not their fault, but I am taking it out on them. I also know that in less than 2 months my 2# baby will be SIX! My first-born will be heading into 3rd grade in fall. Where does it all go? I don’t want them to grow up. Really. I don’t.
I was looking through some old photos last night, mainly from when they were around 1 and 3yrs old. The innocence. The smiles. The crazy time that flew by all too soon. In some ways, I barely remember it. The sleepless nights. The rocking chair…oh I miss the rocking chair and neck snuggles. Even the way they smell is different now. Not bad. (Yet 🙂 ) Just different.
I know each chapter and age will be great. I love watching their brains figure out math problems and learn about the world in a new way. I love the new-found freedom of their independence. I love seeing them interact with friends. I do. I just need to remind myself of it now and again.