Monday, February 16, 2009

You Really Do Forget

Think about how many times people have told you to enjoy your kids while they're little, because it goes by so fast. Meanwhile, it's all you can do to get through each day, dealing with snot and poop and tantrums and playdates and hurt feelings and wondering whether your child is normal because he's not reading yet/she's not making friends.

Then you realize that the birth of your final child is going to happen very, very soon and you have to start all the newborn/infant stuff again. You're exhausted even thinking about the no sleep/crying/gazillion diaper changes/and wondering if your breastmilk be poisonous to THIS baby.

And for some reason your husband decides this would be a good time to go through old videos and put them in a new format. He emails you this and then you remember what a happy, smiley, giggly baby your son was. How he belly laughed at 10 weeks and had such joy about him.

You remind yourself to cherish, cherish, cherish. It does go by way too fast.

1 comment:

Kelli/plangirl said...

You have no idea. This really struck a chord with me today.

As I think you know, I have an 18 year old and an 18 month old (with a 5 year old in between, of course). I am putting together a graduation video for Taylor to play during her graduation open house. Looking back at these sweet baby pictures that seem just like yesterday makes you realize that it is really okay if they won't sleep in their own bed or get out every single toy they own because in the blink of an eye, they will be off to grade school, junior high, high school, college.....

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