I will miss hearing the pitter patter of little toddler feet (oh, how i will miss it!) every morning as they run to the door to greet a new day. Running, never walking, because life is just too exciting at this age!
I will miss being able to fix ALL the problems and come to the rescue about 17 times a day. And hearing the phrase "Mommy! I need HELPS."
I will miss carrying a little baby on my hip and kissing her sweet scented (or sometimes barf scented) head as I prepare lunch for other hungry mouths.
I will miss seeing my children's faces light up every time they see me. (Heavens knows that will not be how it is forever...TEENS!)
((Jane//Lyla 6 months))
I will miss being able to watch their eyes light up as they discover the world, and all of its wonderful things it has to offer, for the very first time.
I will miss the days when all I had to do to entertain my child was take her sock off so she can play with her feet.
I will miss the cuddles. Oh, so badly.
I will miss watching them form their sister relationship :)
I will miss folding teeny tiny pink baby clothes as I try to remember how the most recent stain was acquired.
I will miss the fact that they always, always want to be with me. Because teenagers hate their moms, at least occasionally. (can you tell i'm scared for teenagers? help!)
I will miss nursing my sweet baby to sleep and being able to miraculously sustain that sweet, perfect little body. (Ok typing that made me cry. I love nursing so, so much.)
And I will miss changing 8-10 diapers a day. HAHA, JUST KIDDING.
I truly love this stage of life and I want to relish every single moment I have with these little ones. It's incredibly frustrating to watch time march on at such alarming speeds. Like, wasn't I in high school a few days ago writing in my journal about what I wanted my future husband to be like and how excited I was to be a mom? HOW. How am I here now? It boggles my mind on a daily basis. A good kind of boggle.
Today I was reading Jane the book Are You My Mother. I asked her, "Do you have a mother?" and she pointed to me and said "YOU are my mother!" Mother. I'm a mother! And let me just tell you, there is nothing else in this world I'd rather be than exactly that.