Wednesday, June 29, 2011
These Days of Ours
Spent some time looking through some old photos recently & I came to the realization that my life no longer looks like it does in these photos. I used to have two little kids at home with me all day, every day. They were small & needed lots of my attention. That time has come & gone without me even realizing it. Seems I've entered the "school age mom" era. I guess I've been there for a while now & I can't help but feel a little sad that this young mom phase of my life has come & gone.
Now those same two kids have long legs & long hair. Their faces are thinner & older. They brush their own teeth & know how to play computer games. The older one pours her own cereal & can make a peanut butter & honey sandwich for herself. The younger one writes her name & buckles her own shoes.
This summer with them both home all day has felt like we're getting a bit of the old days back. We feel a little cooped up & can get cranky with each other after spending all day every day together. But now its much easier to go to the movie & go swimming & have fun outings. And although we have difficult moments, my heart feels so full to have them with me in this way again.
But some things haven't changed, they still say the funniest things & are so cute that I can't resist hugging & kissing them lots.
If I had a nickel for every time a stranger has told me that they'll be all gown up & gone in the blink of an eye...
I guess it's pretty true. These days they go so fast. Something else that I know is true: I love them & I love my life because they're in it (that includes Mr. Todd as well). I am so happy that I get to spend my days mothering & loving them. And I will do my best to enjoy the moment that we happen to be in, even as that moment continues to change.