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Monday, June 1, 2009

Reflections



If you read my last post, you know that Colin and I spent and unexpected hour and 15 minutes at the park on Sunday waiting for the pool to open. As I watched his little body literally hop around (his form of running), I couldn't help but to reflect on these last 2 years.

Everyone says time flies, but once you have a child you actually take that to heart. Over the last 2 years, I've watched this tiny being turn into the cutest little boy in the whole world! *smiles* How is it possible that in such a short amount of time the little 8 lb 15 oz, colic-ridden, sleep challenged bundle has evolved into this well-behaved, sweet, affectionate 2-year old little boy? When did that happen? Was I there? Why does everything have to be such a blur? Why can't the days be longer so that we actually remember the day he rolled over for the first time or the day he took his first steps. Oh sure I remember the actions but I have no recollection in terms of calendar days when any of those things happened. And don't even get me started about the non-milestone-worthy events like the first time he said "Holy Cow" - that just happens to be today - or the first time he told a joke? What about those times that have all built up to who he is today?

What I determined, as I sat on the bench praying that the rocks would keep him distracted long enough to finish my deep thoughts, was that we have to live each day to the fullest. When I was younger someone - probably my mom in all her wisdom - told me that whenever I was mad, to stop and think about why I was mad and the reason was probably something silly and not worth being mad over. That is something that has stuck with me low these many years and I rarely get mad as a result. The point is, when I get frustrated (mad) at something Colin has done or when he wants to play when I'm dead dog tired, I need to stop and remember to live each day to the fullest and enjoy every minute of being with him because he won't be young forever. I know it sounds like I'm wishing his teenage years on him, but if these 2 years are any indication, he really will be a teenager before I know it!

I can't leave you on that sad thought, so I'll leave you with Colin's first joke that he proudly tells:

Colin: Knock, knock
Me: Who's there?
Colin: Pig
Me: Pig who?
Colin: Pig in a blak-mie (blankie)

5 comments:

  1. What a sweet post. I totally know what you mean about time just flying by. Ella is 17 months old and it seems like everyday she is changing so much. I wish I could just freeze time. I love this age. If I knew having a child was this much fun I would've done it sooner:)

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  2. This is all so true. It's amazing how fast it all goes by. It seems like I blinked and Bailey is now almost 20 months *sigh*, I just don't know when it happened.

    That joke, too cute!

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  3. Its truly unbelievable. I remember it in spurts but not as much as I would like... sigh. I cannot even imagine that in 10 short years my oldest will be in high school! We are almost half way ... that is so sad for me in ways and I am elated in others... sigh.

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  4. This is exactly how I feel! They grow up so fast~ sad but exciting all at the same time. Ivy says "Holy Moly"- which must be a reflection of me! Colin's joke was funny!

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  5. Shaina (the aunt)June 17, 2009 at 11:28 PM

    It really is crazy how fast colin is growing up. When i see these pictures it amazes me! It seems like just yesterday i was laying upside down in the hospital chairs for 8 hours just praying that baby would hurry up and get out cause i was so anxious to see him!

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