Time keeps on slipping into the future.
Time just seems to slip into the future. I know it’s an odd thing to say, but I was thinking of how it seemed like only yesterday that Little One was still little. Now she’s six years old!
She’s brought us so much laughter (and tears). She’s given us so much joy (and tears). She’s funny, and quirky, and smart. She’s thoughtful, and giving, and kind. She’s also very headstrong, and feisty, and spirited. She’s taught us what life is really about.
She’s growing up so quickly.
Time keeps on slipping.
Though I know I need to live in the moment and enjoy each experience of being a parent, I can’t help but sometimes miss the days when Little One was still very little. Problems seemed smaller back then.
My mom always told me, “The smaller the kids, the smaller the problems.”
She always followed with “Just wait until your kids are teenagers!”
I’m laughing because I know she’s right.
In the meantime, here’s a funny Throwback Thursday post.
Back in 2011, when I was still teaching ESL, we had a South Korean student staying with us. The student was playing with Little One on a Sunday afternoon, and ended up taking a nap. We were having a BBQ with friends on our farm and I noticed that things were a bit too quiet. I went to the student’s room and was absolutely shocked to see Little One covered from head to toe in BLUE! My immediate reaction was to get Little One cleaned. I was worried that she had gotten into something poisonous. She got hold of the student’s suitcase and was playing with a tube of some product I didn’t recognize. The tube was empty, Little One was covered in blue, and I could not read the writing on the tube because it was in Korean! I panicked.
I tried to wake the student, but the student was a heavy sleeper and wouldn’t wake up. I ended up smelling Little One and realized she smelled rather minty! Still, I had no idea if she was covered in bum cream, bug medicine, or toothpaste!
The student eventually woke up and we discovered that Little One was indeed covered in toothpaste.
It’s moments like these that I like to look back on every once in a while and relive.
Little One is growing up so quickly. I’m glad we have the blog for posterity.
Do you have a favourite Throwback Thursday post you’d like to share?
Any Steve Miller Band fans out there? I leave you with this…
Fly like an eagle.