the baby of the family is nine.

Was this really almost TEN years ago?!

what I really miss:

-superman capes as everyday apparel
-sippy cups
-sincere but lisping “I yuv woo, Mama”

-chubby legs in a white onesie suit

-afternoon naptimes’ sudden quiet
-2 or 3 wiggly boys on my lap to read to

-the total delight in little things, like playdough and bubbles and caterpillars

-the garbled “toddler talk” that only John or I could interpret
what I really don’t miss:
-constantly sticky high chairs
-that last month of pregnancy

-midnight crying and teething

-baby hands pulling hard on earrings
-lugging a diaper bag everywhere

-buckling three wiggly boys into car seats

-paying for megapacks of diapers

-finding and getting six shoes on and tied before every outing

and on the days when the “Do miss” list gets longer than the “Don’t miss” list? I cling to this comforting reminder:
“that for everything there is a season, and a time for every activity under heaven.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1

About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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1 Response to the baby of the family is nine.

  1. Anne says:

    There are a LOT of great things about small children! I know how much you must miss it. However, you forgot to put on the “don’t miss list”: ear splitting screams, changing #2, biting, pinching, tantrums in the grocery store, finding sippy cups that once had milk in them…my list could go on. I do want to say, lastly, that the hug (snuggle) that’s meant only for Mommy, wipes the slate clean every time!

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