Friends! I had this crazy moment two days ago and I remembered the posts I wrote about my son being only 4cm shorter than me and then another one that I’d like to share today as a Blast Of The Past when I wrote about the fact that he got taller than me only a short time after I mentioned the 4cm difference. And now I find myself at the same point again with my baby, with my daughter! We recently measured her and there they were, the 4cm difference between her height and mine. What a moment that was!
See, when my son got that tall I had a wow moment because he is our first born and it’s mind-blowing how fast they grow up. But now it’s my baby. Our second one. Our last one in that sense. The baby you expect to hang around just that little bit longer. I realized that that little bit longer will be a thing of the past soon too.
They have to grow up and they have to spread their wings. They have to head out there and make their own experiences. They need to find their way in life and grow up further. But man… I feel like time is flying pass me way too fast. The kids grow up way too fast. It has nothing to do with their height. While they are still kids they are speeding towards adulthood so fast and I wish I could slow it all down for them. But hey… we’ve all been there and we all ended up here. It’s just normal. So I hope they will appreciate their childhood and what is left of it and make sure they get the most out of it before they are officially adults as well.
To all the wonderful moms out there: You are amazing!
Did you put your positive pants on? No? Then do it! You will see how much it will actually change and influence! So let’s do it! Let’s kick off this week on a positive note. How?
• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
• Share this post and invite your followers as well.
It before we do, as always, let’s do a little happy dance… even if you are chilling on the sofa…
Another round? Sure! Go for it! Wiggle and shake and dance and laugh… And when you are ready here is what I’d like to share with you today:
“My children are amazing. I’m just so proud of them. They are happy and smart and kind. This is a very short description about why I feel this is a great day. But it is a very big reason why I am so happy with my life. I could just simply take it as a normal thing but I’m grateful for it every day. It’s one of the things I focus on when other things don’t go as well as they should. And that’s what I mean by ‘putting your positive pants on’. Focus on what’s positive and be happy about it.”
Isn’t it the best to hear your kids giggle and have a great time? Don’t you wish you could giggle as silly as they do sometimes? Just be childish (in a good way) again?
We went on a roadtrip the other day. A simple day trip but a lot of driving involved. It was such a great time and it suddenly got pretty silly in the car. There was heaps of giggling going on and silliness. Maybe, from the outside, people would think we were childish.
I think sometimes you just have to allow yourself to goofiness. The “weirdness”, the silliness. Just don’t take life so seriously and just have fun.
“I was telling my daughter…” was how the message started. It was a message that was sent to me by one of the couple of people I consider my “inner circle” here in Australia. I know her for a couple of years now, all thanks to our daughters. She is one of those women that fill the room with warmth. But she is also a tough nut. She is honest and straight forward. And I guess that’s why people just simply love and trust her. She is also one of the few who know who the Momma behind this blog actually is. So after I posted my “Sleepovers” post she reached out to me. Because that’s who she is. She tells you… and don’t you like it when one of your posts provokes a reaction? So here is what she had to say:
You know what, Eric, you just inspired me to write this post. Not because of the post I link to but because of your comment in regards to parenting. Parenting is NOT easy. It’s not easy because there is no manual. It’s not easy because there is mother’s and father’s guilt…
I remember it so vividly. How easy it was to just pick up my kids. Both of them. It’s no longer possible, as much as I’d like to sometimes. Even if I try they are so tall now…
When they were little and wanted to be picked up all the time I often thought that I can’t wait for it to be over. It’s physically challenging sometimes. And sometimes it’s not just the physical part but also a question of wanting some space. Space they give me now (and sometimes I don’t want it…).
And while they can no longer be just lifted up like this, I think all of us still crave for it occasionally. And when that moment is there, we find a way to at least get to a similar point by hugging and cuddling. The carrying… well that is no longer an option 😉
It’s something I often here parents mention: “When I ask my kids about what they learned in school today I always get the same answer: Nothing…”
It’s most definitely not about the kids not learning anything in school but more like not wanting to be bothered anymore. So maybe mix it up and ask different questions. Just like the ones above 😉
Ever day I look at my children and see how much they have changed. I embrace the cuddles, the kisses, the coming over in the night because they had a nightmare. I know that I need to embrace those moments as the kids grow up and soon they will not need me in the same way anymore. Totally fine, totally normal. And yet a lesson that I have to learn and get adjusted to. I’d like to share this post about my thoughts I had about the same thing a couple of months ago once again as a Blast Of The Past.
Time. It’s a funny concept. When you desperately wait for something it seems to not pass by. It seems you are stuck in the moment, not moving. But when you are scared of something or when you don’t want a moment to pass it’s over in no time. We all know that of course.
Over the last couple of weeks I found that time has slowed down, that I live more in the moment and that the days didn’t pass by like split of seconds anymore. That’s because things have slowed down (although I’m busier than usually but I have found peace). Yesterday, though, I was made aware again how fast time flies by.