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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's Crazy, But It's Oh So Good

So there really aren't many dull moments in our house right now... On occasion in the last few weeks the kiddos have conspired against us at night to keep us from sleeping... There are diaper blowouts (I swear this boy poops more than any I've ever seen), potty accidents from our potty learner, outfit changes from the previously mentioned and from good doses of spit up... that all contributes to the laundry pile... there are dishes to wash, bathrooms to clean... you know the drill... It's busy w/ little ones in the house and it can, on occasion (hahaha) be a bit tiring... BUT... it's oh so good...

Today I ventured to the store for the first time w/ both kiddos in tow. We actually did very well and hit both Target and the grocery store. Forgot a couple of things, but all in all it was good. After Target, we were sitting in the van. I was feeding Chip, Iz was sitting in the seat next to me sucking on the lollipop (I rarely ever bribe, but confess to doing so today to help assure a smooth first shopping trip with both) and bebopping to the music on the radio. I just wanted to hit the pause button... to stay right there in the moment for a bit. To let them stay this small for a while longer. It is so busy, but I do love being a mom to these kiddos and the only thing that could have improved the moment in the van in the Target parking lot would have been if Catie had been doing her thing with us. I happened to actually pause and pay attention to the song Iz was swaying to and it was a country song... "You're Gonna Miss This." "You're gonna miss this. You're gonna want this back, you're gona wish these days hadn't gone by so fast. These are some good times, so take a good look around. You may not know it now, but you're gonna miss this." I do know it and plan on trying to remind myself in the middle of the night and during those 2 year old tantrums that pop up at our house more often than I'd like. I will miss this... challenging days and all.

9 comments:

The Foster Home said...

Very well said. I love that song too!

jandkland said...

I'm so glad you wrote this because we tend to try to rush our children through their days. It's good to pause and breathe and deeply enjoy who they are right now. Like you, I know I'm gonna miss this too!

--Kelley

Rhonda said...

Thanks for that reminder, Jenny! We are all guilty of getting frustrated and sometimes we do need to be reminded that we WILL miss it - sooooo much! Moments like you experienced today are to be treasured! By the way, I love that Trace Adkins song!

Circus Mama said...

You will Girl, oh how you will. I promise you, when Izzy is 10 you will miss the days when she was only 2. The rough edges of sleep-deprived nights will have been smoothed by time, you will be able to laugh about the tantrums, and you will miss the wide-eyed innocence of this age. Not that they aren't still wonderful when they are older, but the sweetness of baby and toddler-hood fades so quickly. Glad you are taking time to enjoy these days . . .

Debbie Snooks said...

Hi Jennie, That is one of my favorite songs. And yes you are gonna miss this-especially when your youngest is about the graduate from high school. I yearn for those days when we would snuggle in the chair and watch Barney together after we put the girls on the bus to go to school. I also think about the song "Don't Blink" because it seems to happen that fast. Enjoy those beautiful babies and those wonderful moments!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jenny,
I have followed your blog for years and cried when Katie Passed and rejoiced when both of your other blessings were born...I have a 13 year old and a 16 year old and heard that song you were talking about " Your gonna miss this" and oh it hit home I can remember waiting for both of my babies to get here and now they are teenagers and one will graduate from high school next year and you do you miss the moments when they get big and you know they will be gone soon enjoy them while they are little they get big too quick and I tear up every time I hear that song!
I hope you have a blessed day!

Doreen said...

You write very well. Your blogs are always fun and interesting and you let me peek into your life. I, too have been following your site since Catie but never signed in. You have a wonderful family so embrace these times because they aren't here for long.
-Doreen

Anonymous said...

Jenny,
My boys are 18 and 15 and its true...I do miss those day...but I must say that have enjoyed them at every age.
I've read your page since the Caringbridge days and check in occasionally. I pray for your sweet family often! Thanks for sharing your pics!

Anne in GA

ELaw said...

I love that song too! I try to stop and do the same thing. It's hard when you're wrapped up in the moment to remember those things but we sure need to try. Glad your first trip out went well. It's amazing how nerve racking it can be with feedings and all....
Love ya,
Erin