When I became a mother, I was given the advice to savor every moment because it would pass too quickly. I heard it and it was just one of those things that went in one ear and right out the other... you know how that goes.
Mothering the really young is HARD, and sometimes the days seem like they go on forever... you're just praying you can make it to bedtime... but then you look back and realize that months - years even - have passed. Somewhere in the monotony of those long days - time passes and those kids grow up.
The reality of this has hit me a time or two over the last 22 months - but nothing hit me as hard as hearing the words that James would be graduating out of his mother's day out program after next school year. Ya'll, my baby will start preschool in the fall of 2013! That just breaks my momma heart!
While I know it's not a huge deal - it'll still only be 2 days a week or possibly 3... but it's in a different building and there is just such a difference in the programming. It makes me sit here and think about how not very long ago... he looked like this...
It's truly amazing, isn't it? I guess the older YOU get - the faster time goes in general. It's crazy to me the changes he has gone through since that photo was taken - I mean a completely dependent little newborn is now a toddler running through the house with some definite opinions on how things should be done!
I'm shocked how fast it has happened too - all while I've been just trying to make it through the daily struggles.
Then look at this guy... who is another crazy toddler tornado running through my house, but just 16 months ago - looked like this...
Mind blowing, isn't it?
At this very moment - they are destroying my living room... literally blanketing it with toys, couch pillows, and little boy giggles. My how time flies, it will seem like an eternity and a blink of the eye - and I'll be dropping them off at Kindergarten and 1st grade... oiy. Be still my Momma heart.
Well, just like that - we've got an all out duel over a toy... so I'd better go referee... is it bedtime yet?!