Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Want to Cryovac Your Kids?

I had Aron take this picture because, really, how many more days like this will I get in my life? Days where Sam falls asleep nursing in my lap and I hold him while I write or homeschool or read or watch TV with the kids or whatever? He's growing out of naps. He's talking in little sentences. Potty training is next, and I'm not looking forward to it.

Call me crazy, but I want to somehow cryovac my kids in time. They can still move around and stuff, they just can't get any older. Trust me, there are days when I want to FREEZE them for a few hours so I can have a thought in my head, but most of the time I just want time to stop.

A woman at Aldi last night told me to treasure this time (I only had Sam and Eva with me) because they grow into teenagers. You will think I am nuts, but I won't mind them as teens. It will be a challenge for sure, but I look forward to every day I get to hang with these kids God has entrusted to me.

Before you post a snotty reply about how you can't wait to have a clean house or go on a nice vacation or have sex uninterrupted, go easy on me. Remember that I was 30 before I had my first kid, so I had 6 years with Aron and a few years before that to be naughty. My kids are not my ENTIRE life, but they are currently the biggest part of it along with their dad. And I like it that way :-)


  1. Treasure it, Girlfriend. The teens are easier in some ways. Yes, they can shower and even help around the house. Yes, mine do their own school work, some days without even one question. But they can DRIVE when they're 16! And they can leave us when they're 18! That's less than 3 years for my first born! Enjoy it. Make memories. And keep sharing with us :)

  2. thanks, kelly! i know someday i'm going to be that woman in the grocery store stalking and staring at the women with the little ones. if i see a woman with 5 kids like me having a meltdown i will likely pay for her dang groceries and give her a hug! then go home and call each of my own grown kids.

  3. Lance and I always said we wanted our kids to not get older than 4. Funny thing about that is Haley has greatly slowed in her growing causing us to have some tests done and her bone age (the size of her bones) is showing at 3 years 6 I guess she will be 4 or younger as we always wanted. I guess I should have been careful what I wished for. lol

  4. dang, karen, that is a really good point. my grandparents are 82 and their 50-something mentally challenged daughter still lives with them. it's not the same as "frozen at the cute baby stage" but they have her until they die. okay, never mind. it's bittersweet, but my kids can grow and have their own lives and i'll be fine :-) hope everything is okay with haley!

  5. This made me teary-eyed, as my 8, 7 and 4 year old boys are tucked into their beds, sleeping soundly in the next room. I can't look at pictures of my oldest as a baby; it is too painful how time has passed so quickly. All good things in my life, but this life is so precious, isn't it?


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