My daughter is a constant whirlwind of movement and chatter. She tends to refer to herself in third person, and the only way to describe it is, she narrates her life. “Mom!! Watch me run!!! Look at Munchkin go! Wow! Munchkin runs fast! Which way is Munchkin going to go? What is she going to do next?? She really runs”
On one hand, I am thoroughly worn out by the end of the day. On the other hand, I know this will be one of the things I miss the most when she’s grown.
Oops! I got interrupted, and hit publish instead of save draft!
My husband and I have a distinct privilege of being able to raise another child, along with already having older children. Of course, when my step-daughters and our boys were little, people kept telling us to cherish the moments, we’ll miss them when they’re gone. Of course, We’d say we knew, and, to a point, we did, but, not really. Now, we Really know! I miss my 3 year old son telling us stories that started with “When I was a little boy…” I miss cub scout meetings, baseball games, play practices, etc. I don’t miss having to figure out how to be at 3 ball fields, in 3 different towns, all at nearly the same time, but, I do miss the ball games.
I’ve always have pretty good patience with my kids, but, for the most part, I am more patient now. There are times when the clock is ticking, I have a deadline to meet, and I do get short tempered, but, at the same time, I do know that it is just a moment in a lifetime, and a few years from now, whether or not I got a proof book finished on a Monday or a Tuesday really isn’t going to matter. Of course, with a 2 year old, and 23 year old with TBI, I really don’t have much choice but learn to be patient, do I? LOL (Not intending to leave out the other kids, just saying that those are the 2 that demand the most patience,)
Oh! In other news, and in keeping with our decision to “rediscover life”, my husband and I are finally going to go hiking at a nearby wildlife refuge and try to spot some bald eagles that winter there! I have been wanting to do this for a few years!