I was talking to someone about how quickly the days pass... the days fly by and the kids grow up soo fast.
She chided me about not "wishing away" the days. And I quickly respond back it's not "wishing them away", just wishing there was a time during the day to PLAY with the kids... really enjoy the fun stages they are at.
She thinks it's because my kids are soo close in age (3 kids birthed in 2.5 years, no twins!!).... she's probably right. I definitely was guilty in my early-motherhood days of wishing the kids were older! I wasn't sleeping through the night, had 3 kids in diapers, had been pregnant and/or nursing straight for YEARS and my husband being a full-time pastor while working on a PhD in Philosophy!!
I learned my lesson about "wishing away" the days.... my first born will be 7 in a few months!! How is she already almost 7???
I have enjoyed Nate and Lydia's baby days more since I wasn't expecting another sweet newborn during their baby days. But....
I wouldn't change the kids' ages for the world!!! I love that they are soo close.
I love that they enjoy the same activities and are endlessly making up different stories to "act out".
I love that they laugh at the same parts of movies or that they have silly games/jokes that they play with each other.
I'm learning to embrace the "antics" we have daily, uh more like every moment!!
And ones like these, that make me gasp... he was totally fine, my little acrobat!
I just wish that I could leave the dishes in the sink, the laundry unfolded, the bathrooms a little grimier (LOL!!) and the computer off. Just to enjoy and capture these sweet moments of their youth that are flying by!
You can find some other picture posts at 5 Minutes for Mom, Go Graham Go, To Be Thode and any other linkys I find !!!