Some random thoughts I have been pondering today...
People tell us all the time to "enjoy these days because one day we will miss them" and every time I hear that quote I want to chuckle a little or roll my eyes, but deep down I know they are right. I may not necessarily miss the months (actually years!) of sleepless nights or the constant, all-day whining or the endless mounds of laundry (I still haven't figured out how adding one tiny person to our family added 2-3 extra loads of laundry a week?!) but I know there will be a day when I can no longer hold them, when they are not around and when they will no longer need me.
Some days Geoff and I talk about how 'we can't wait for our children to be old enough to do this or to do that' and seem to be wishing away the present. We are so anxious to see them in play sports, to ride the school bus for the first time, to hear about their first day at school. We can't wait to teach them to ride a bike and how to fly a kite. We are just so excited to watch our children grow and progress and to become the people we see in them already, but, through all our excitement for the future, I think we should often reflect on the advice frequently given to us, to enjoy these sometimes long and trying days and remember they will not last long, "for the days are long but the years are short."
^^A little Photo Booth fun with gloves, sunglasses and cheeseheads one late evening waiting for daddy to come home. These two are two peas in a pod lately!! They love playing with each other as much as they love annoying one another :)