The thing about cliches is that they exist for a reason. Before having kids I heard people say over and over “Time flies” “Children grow so fast” and “Don’t Blink” and while I thought I understood, I didn’t. I’m not sure I fully understand now even how fast time truly moves. My kids are 4, 5.5 and 8 this summer. We’ve had an amazing summer getting into that sweet spot of parenting and I’m seriously loving our life, the freedom and independence the kids and us parents are feeling. But holy cow my kids are totally different from the people they were at the end of the school year. We’ve lost teeth and learned to ride bikes on two wheels. Swim lessons (through the city of Loveland at Winona pool) have given us a chance to breathe when the kids are around water. Mispronounced words are becoming more clear and kids are reading signs as we drive around town. Bodies are stronger and longer and leaner and tanner. Time flies. Children grow so fast. Don’t blink.
Photos have a beautiful way of slowing time down and freezing a moment (again so cliche but so true!). But there are some memories that just aren’t as clear in our minds and fade over time, even with a photograph’s help. Video has a whole other power of preserving the way your children move and laugh and play. I love hearing those little voices and mispronounced words. Seeing the change in a mother and child’s faces as they look at each other. Watching how a child fits in their parent’s arms and how those stretching growing lanky limbs still wrap around Daddy.
What changes have you seen in your kids this year? What little movements and words to you never want to forget? What is your favorite thing about your kids RIGHT NOW? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below <3