Tuesday, June 28, 2011

burp cloths and seasons of life

Today I had one of those crazy moments where you realize how quickly life passes by. I know, I sound like a grandma but it is true. I honestly don't feel like I am old enough or should be allowed to be almost thirty, a wife, and a mother of two. Today, I was cleaning out Addelyn's backpack that she takes to her babysitter's house and I found a burp cloth in there, all folded up. Addelyn has always loved her burp cloths- she used to sleep with one every day for nap and at night. We would be in TROUBLE if we went somewhere and she didn't have it. She would hold it and often put it by her face. This went on well into age two...and I realized today that I don't even know when it ended. The burp cloth has still been in the backpack but I can't remember the last time she needed it to go to sleep. Ever wake up and notice that a stage of life has passed and you missed the transition? Wow.

Note to self: as I have a three week old who needs a lot of holding and feeding and a three year old who is INTO everything and likes to harass the three week old and am feeling a little sleep deprived.....Don't wish the seasons of life away- don't wait for the next moment, when things will be better or easier. I already find myself saying- ohhh I can't wait for Jace to be three months and sleeping more at night or I can't wait for next summer when he can run around and play! I want to live in today's moment- snuggling my newborn and enjoying my three year old girl who doesn't need her burp cloth anymore.


Anonymous said...

Kris, I absolutely love this post, and you don't sound like a grandma, you sound like a Mom:)


The Hansen's said...

keep enjoying this season... great post :) And I like your new background ;-)

Becky Bartlett said...

Amen! It's so easy to spend time wishing and miss out on the joys of today!!