Monday, April 16, 2007

*Love them*Love them growning up*Love their stage*

I have to admit that I have my mommy moments. I'm pretty sure that just about every mom can relate. . . . These are the moments when I wish my children into the next stage of life and then the next, and next. The days were I think if only Max could do this or the Twins could do that (Potty Train) and maybe Jacqualynn could communicate her needs instead me playing the guessing game. I'm getting quite good at troubleshooting her needs but it would be so much easier if she could say, "Mother whom I love and cherish because you are so wonderful and sacrifice so very much for me- may I please have a glass of milk?" I have to remind myself that someday I am really going to miss this scene in the Watson movie. A couple years back I was having a particularly stressful day when my dad gave me a little piece of advice. I'll never forget what he said to me and continues to remind me of regularly, "Enjoy this time with your little ones. . . . just think. . . . you know where they are, who they are with and what they are doing." I know part of advice surfaces because he is a wise old man :) and the other is because he still has a teenager at home. I am grateful that the children are usually home, with me, playing fun childish games. Anyway, once I really put his advice into perspective I had a new appreciation for my little ones and taking the time to enjoy every stage they are in. Even the stages that might be a little more frustrating (potty training).
Whenever I think about how my children are growing up too fast I say to them, "You need to stop growing up . . . I want you to be my little boys forever!" All three of my boys proceed to crawl up to the highest peice of furniture they can place their eyes on, up on their tip toes, both hands straight up in the air to show me how big they are and how they are going to keep growing up. They let me know that they are going to be bigger than me someday. It's kind of a fun game. Every single time I tell them "stop growing up" in the back of my mind I am reminded to enjoy every stage. Before I know it they will be big boys with families of their own. I'm sure that when that day comes I will be hoping for a weekly phone call and please please can it be my year for Christmas! :) Love them*Love them growning up*Love their stage*


Laura said...

I have no idea how I found your blog. Probably through another blog. Anyway I have twins too, how old are yours? We also both have four kids too. I also live in Utah. Great thoughts, I totally relate.

Anonymous said...

I've seen this motion in action and it's sad they do keep growing up. Where did the chubby baby boys go