Monday, April 21, 2008

Six weeks left in the school year.
March, April...both a blur.

Sometimes the way time passes frightens me.
My children growing out of their jeans.

Tall toddlers, becoming preschoolers, becoming school-agers.
Spinning 'round.

I blink and another month has passed.

I need to watch them play. Tonight.
To sit on the floor and look into their eyes.
To hug them and tell them that I love my life.

I really love my life.


Jenifer said...

This is so true! Just the other day I actually jumped a bit when Papoosie Girl came up behind me...I still look down for little people at my feet. It won't be long before she can look me in the eyes.

Good for you for realizing it, tonight I did too and we did puzzles before bed.

Aliki2006 said...


I was just thinking that my life has been too busy lately, and that I just need to tell it to slow down, and to sit on the floor and just hang out with the kids.

Mimi said...

Yup. Yup, yup, yup. Well said.

nikkis30by30 said...

AMEN!!!!! Isn't it fun to realize that just sitting and watching them isn't taboo, it's what we are supposed to do?!?! Watching them dream. Watching them role play. All wonderful parts of being the mommy.

Midwest Beach Girl said...

I love these little reflection posts. They make me happy to be part of such a caring and wonderful family of mothers.

thirtysomething said...

Oh, yes. Me too!