Yesterday I spoke on my personal Facebook page about how sad of a day it was for me. I had to register BOTH my kids for school for September. The same day. It will be the first time they are BOTH in school. My little one will only be going for a few days a week for a few hours but STILL.
Right now I still have my big princess home with me 2 days a week & she isn’t in school ALL DAY. We have 2 full days a week now together. That is going to change. My little one is with me all day every day. We do mommy & me classes together all week. That will change (slightly).
I will truly miss the way life is right now. I love having my babes be small, toddlers, my little babies. Every day isn’t easy, but every day is amazing. I would never change anything. I wouldn’t change the lack of sleep, the messes, any of it. These girls are my WORLD. I adore them, I pour my heart & soul into making sure they are HAPPY, & healthy. I really try to spend quality time with them as much as I can.
These years are when you build the foundation for your relationship with them for their whole life. I want them to look back on all the places we have went, fun things we did, & memories we made. They have stuff, too much of everything (clothes, toys) but that isn’t whats important. Whats important is being silly, dancing, singing, & showing them that they mean the world to us.
No parent is perfect, trust me I am not. BUT, I do try my best every day, every SINGLE day, to make sure these girls know they safe, heard, loved, & cherished.
As they get older, I love that they still prefer to sit right next to me on the couch. They still ask to cuddle & snuggle, read to them. I love that they want me to play with them. They are both Mama’s girls for sure (my hubby knows this is true).
As they get older, I become fearful of bigger kid problems (its the former school counselor in me). I worry SO much about bullying. I worry about social media. I worry about cell phones. I worry about the school bus. I worry about teaching my kids to be inclusive & check in on peers who seem down. Bigger kids=bigger problems.
It is so amazing to watch your kids grow up, develop into who they are. Their personalities, their sense of humor, their interests. BUT its also a little heartbreaking…because to me, THESE are the best years. Our little family of 4. Just us.
I look forward to the future of these two little beauties, BUT I also miss the past, the early stages. I wish I could relive each day again.
So your baby or toddler right now may not sleep well, may cry a lot, may scream in the car (like mine did), you may think it will never end. It does, it really does…everything gets better. Cherish every moment. Never pass up reading to them. Never pass up a hug & never let go first when hugging. Never let them go to bed upset. Always make sure they are heard. The days are long, but the years truly go by TOO TOO TOO fast.
How did you handle your kids growing up?