I know it’s cliche’ when you hear someone tell you that “It goes way too fast” when you’re raising kids, but its sooooo true. When my oldest son was born, I cried every day for six weeks because I wanted him to stay a newborn baby forever. I seriously did not want him to get bigger. Anytime someone would tell me that it goes so fast, I would burst into tears at the thought of it. But then he started smiling, and learned to sit up, and then he was walking! Right before my eyes. It’s incredible how quickly and how much little humans learn to do in such a short time. They can be incredibly frustrating to deal with too 😉 lol. At times I have found myself wishing us all ahead to the next stage. I say things like, “I can’t wait until Bretton can ______” “I can’t wait until Bashy can ______”. Each stage is fun and has its own set of challenges but I often have to remind myself to enjoy each moment while it lasts. Even complete strangers who observe our family out in public will say things to us like, “These are the Wonder Years, you will miss this someday” or “It seems like just yesterday we were in your shoes and now we look forward to when they come home from college on weekends”. They say these things with both a twinkle and a tear in their eyes. I’m totally starting to get it.
Bretton is about to turn 4 in a few weeks and Bashy is 2 1/2. My sweet babes are indeed growing up so I cherish all the snuggles that I can get. I love watching how peaceful and little they still seem when they’re sleeping. It’s quiet moments like these that give me a moment to reflect 😉
Will they ever know just how much I truly love them? Again, I am so thankful that I’ve had the foresight to videotape so many moments of their lives (Bretton’s First Year, Bretton’s Second Year, Bashy’s First Year, A Year with Dash & Bash). I cherish these videos so much!