Not to get all sappy or anything, but the time goes by so quickly. I wish so many little things away and get excited when Hudson and Hayes start to grow up a little and move out of a phase.
But I want to hang on to the times when they’re asking to be held and kissed. The day will come when they’ll roll their eyes when I try to kiss them. Now they just want to giggle and cuddle. They may be noisy and they may have so many different needs. But that day is going to come when they don’t think they need me anymore.
So I wanted to make this little list so I can remind myself not to wish it away.
One day… We can go out to eat as a family without packing a huge bag full of toys and tricks to hold us over for just an hour.
One day… I won’t do three loads of laundry per day to clean up the drool soaked shirts and potty training clothes.
One day… They’ll go to school almost all day and I’ll be able to get so much done at home.
One day… They will stop fighting over toys and just do their own thing.
One day… They won’t stand down at my feet with arms reached up high saying, “hold you!” while I’m trying to cook.
One day… I’ll wish they were standing at my feet with arms reached up high saying, “hold you.”
One day… I will be the one stopping families when we’re out and I’ll say, “I remember when my boys were this age.”
One day… They will be taller than I am and running in the house at 7:00 p.m. after some kind of practice and kissing me on the cheek before saying, “I’m going to my room to do my homework and going to bed.”
One day… I’ll be able to fix dinner without the fear of burning something because someone has fallen down or is crying or having a meltdown.
One day… I’ll miss the days when the dinner table was noisy and it took me 45 minutes to eat because I was constantly up and down refilling sippy cups and cutting up food.
One day… Our house will be quiet and I’ll rely on their wives to keep me in the loop.
One day… I will count down the minutes until I can hug them.