I received an email newsletter the other day from one of the places where I take my kids for mom and toddler classes. This quote was the headline and completely grabbed my attention because it is so unbelievably TRUE!
Long Days, Short Years. I look at my son and think holy cow how are you almost 3 years old? Where did the time go (for all of you out there with older kids I’m sure the holy cow factor is even bigger). But seriously, it really does fly by. I remember being told this by experienced parents when our son was first born and I thought (as you do when someone tries to tell you how it is) sure, ok, it flies by for you maybe. When my son was 3 months old I remember thinking you’re only 3 months old? The days were just dragging on and on, actually, it was more like one endless day that just kept rolling on until he finally started sleeping through the night, which was pretty close to the best day of my life. And then POOF, he’s 3 years old! One day I’ll be writing that POOF, he’s 23 years old! Yaowzahs. Ok, not yet.
Sometimes I’ll watch my kids playing and think to myself, ok remember this time because they aren’t going to be little forever so enjoy it. I love that I have this time to be able to watch them grow into little people. And I’m seriously loving it, words to be taken as a generalization of how its all going, catch me on any given moment and I’ll have a totally different answer for you. But on the whole, its awesome and I feel supremely lucky. If I could just slow down their years… and then I look at my watch and think holy cow has it only been 2 minutes since I last looked at my watch!! Could bedtime please come a little faster?