Awhile back my friend Holly emailed me this essay by Anna Quindlen, an author and columnist in Oprah magazine. Her essay speaks to me so much at this stage in life and is yet another reminder to enjoy my small children while they are...well, small! Granted, it is difficult to mother three little kids, (I'll never deny it); but, it is also so much fun. I already see the time passing too quickly. My new goal is to enjoy this stage of my life (and their lives) more and not wish it away for a moment. Not a single moment.
Today this mantra came back to me when my son said to me, "thank you mommy for sharing your car with me". Later in the day, "thank you for sharing your house with me". I have to relish these moments because someday they may wish we'd never shared a house at all! (I'm so not looking forward to teenagers!) Thank heavens I have a good chunk of time left before that stage. Until then, here's to goldfish crackers, pants on backwards, and reading the Saggy Baggy Elephant a hundred times a week.
You can read Anna Quindlen's full essay here.
photo taken last week while my two oldest danced to Earth, Wind & Fire's "September"