11 Dec They Grow up so fast!
THEY GROW UP SO FAST.
Where did those carefree childhood days go? Sometimes I wonder ‘How do my children manage to grow up so darn fast?’ Where have all of those years gone? If you have ever asked yourself those questions then you are not alone.
“They grow up so fast.” That’s the number one comment I hear from strangers who see me with my children. They are 9 and 8 years old and we are a walking reminder to everyone who has ever had kids that time is moving.
I looked at my kids today, really looked at them. How did they manage to grow up Right before my very eyes?
Time moves like an invisible current underneath our everyday experiences. We can’t see it, and so often the daily activities of today look so similar to yesterday that we don’t feel anything changing. But it is changing—especially for kids and teenagers.
In fact, kids and teenagers change much faster than we do as adults. They are changing physically, mentally, culturally, relationally, emotionally and morally as they move from one phase to the next. And the way they experience those changes will affect their future. That’s why time is so critical for them. Time is the greatest currency we have if we want to influence the future of a child.
Looking back, I am so glad that I made the time to enjoy with my children and to adjust to our growing family.
It seems that we as mothers also grow. As a youngish mom, I have grown a bit around the waist and thighs, that’s for sure….. But I have also grown in knowledge that things are not always as they seem, and that what seems like a major problem at first will probably work out in the end. We begin to realize what is really important, and we learn to make the best use of the luxury of time.
Our children will not be kids forever, so what you do for them today can give them a better future.
Save precious memories. Take the time to put away at least a few of the many pictures, home made cards, or pasta necklaces that you will receive over the years. Put the child’s name, age and a note or two about what they were like at the time on the back of things you save. I for one, love to go back reminisce on information I filled into their hospital books. My children often ask me what they were like when they were little and they really love looking through their childhood pictures.
Start a memory box when you have your first baby. Take lots of pictures.
Time waits for no one, so lets cherish what we have and invest the time into our growing families.