Family 2015

Family 2015

Monday, February 20, 2012


I cannot believe it has been almost 2 weeks since I last wrote...where exactly did those 2 weeks go??  How is it that time so quickly evaporated??

It is a strange phenomenon, the passage of time.  There are moments when it seems to drag on forever, like when you're at the dentist; and times when you can scarcely believe that a new day has already arrived.  I am discovering that the older my kids get, I have fewer and fewer "dentist" days and more and more "where did that day go??" days.

Seriously, babies and toddlers are sweet and marvelous and amazing and... mind-numbingly boring.  I can remember so many days of endless diapers, Blues Clues, fruit snacks and naps - days where I longed for meaningful adult conversation and talked the ears off of  unsuspecting grocery store clerks whenever I got the chance.

Those days don't really exist anymore.  For one thing, a few of my children are now quite interesting conversationalists.  We have graduated from, "I love you, but if I have to read  'Goodnight Moon' one more time I will spontaneously combust" to "Tell me what you think about this.  How do you think this should be handled?  What are your feelings on...?"  It's terrific, let me tell you.

Also, I rarely stay at my house all day.  That is shocking as I used to rarely leave my house.  You might think I'm kidding but I'm not.  A little outing to the store when you have to pack a diaper bag, buckle 5 car seats, work around naps and then navigate potential meltdowns is not as fun as it sounds.  I would usually elect to do all of my errands well after bedtime meaning that I spent most days in my house.  Now, my days are completely broken up by getting everyone everywhere...on time.  It's not exciting, per se, but it does make things seem to move a little more quickly.

So, all of that to say, wow!  It's been two weeks! 

In my defense, I did have 2 kids that had birthdays and one that went to the hospital, so I have been a little busier even than usual.

Still.  I love to write and I love all of you, so I will try, from now on, to not let time get the best of me.


  1. Britney and I were, just a few mins ago, looking at my high school senior picture...I was 17, almost 18 (her age). Reminiscing..I said to her, that sometimes I look at that picture and think "I miss her" though she is a long ago friend I shall never see again. I know that sounds weird but the only way to explain what I feel when I see that picture. I sometimes long to have that body back, that youth back, with my present brain lodged in there.

    Sometimes I think, "Yes, I WOULD like to go around again!" Then reality sets in and I move on, determined all the more to enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the moments....AND follow HIM more closely.

  2. I know what you mean. I sometimes feel like I have actually lived 3 or 4 different lives. :)