What brought on the tears tonight? Towels, that’s it just towels. To be exactly clear it was the little pink polka dot infant towel with the hoodie that Steve mentioned was too small for the girls and really isn’t serving a purpose anymore. Tonight, however, I finally got around to folding the laundry and in that big pile was that adorable towel. Just a year ago they fit so snugly in those, wrapped so tight like a bug. Just two years ago I had to wrap those towels around them twice and now they can use them on their dolls if they wanted. Wow! Who thinks of a towel as a tool that will bring on a wave of emotion? They now pull each other in their wagon. They unlock and open all the doors in the house. They buckle themselves in, turn on the TV, read to me, and brush their teeth and hair all without my help. They ask me to leave when they are playing certain games and even turn down my request for hugs, not often but it happens. I feel sad now that when H asked me to lay down with her that I didn’t just turn the stove off for a minute and cozy right on up with her. I need to remind myself of these moments especially when time seems to be standing still in a day full of whining, crying and fighting. Maybe that towel won’t be passed along to a younger cousin but hung on the back of my door to remind me of how fast time truly goes by.
Tip O’ the Day: Keep a calendar somewhere that is easy to access and write in. Track all the new things your kids do for an easy way to go back and see all the changes over the years.
- Stay Home!
- It’s Bean a While