Can’t believe it’s already March! Where did the months go? When I go to drop my son at school and the other parents see my daughter, they sigh and say…’can’t believe she is 2 already!’ The other day at work we talked about the same thing…’time is flying, days are going too quickly’. So what’s the theory? Why does it feel it’s moving too fast? Is it still 24 hours in a day…guys have you checked it recently? I have real doubts.
I am sitting with my computer and my kids are beside me. I have put something on the television. It feels so right and so nice. However, with a toddler around you can only cherish those few moments because they get bored very easily. She got up and headed for the dining table. Something caught her attention. She saw some milk in a glass and saw another empty glass. I leave it to your imagination. By the time I could assess the extent of the devastation, a waterfall of milk was flowing through my dining table and steadily making it a white river on my carpets. I jumped out of my sofa and there was a ‘Lorry (read sorry) beautifully placed on her mouth. I felt like shouting but the two Lorries (sorry) melted me. I cleaned up and back to writing. It’s okay, things could have been worst. Nothing broke at least! I looked at my son, who is till engrossed with ‘Ninja Turtles’ and I told him ‘not to grow too fast’. When he is watching his favourite programme, he would say ‘Yes’ to even boiled vegetables. But I felt good.
It’s so nice to be at a place where it doesn’t feel the ticking of the clock. There is no where to go, there is nothing heating up in the microwave and you put lots of oil in your hair and just live in the moment with Peppa pig! Ah, pure bliss. Have you tried it?
Just take a few moments where the time stands still and you actually enjoy being you. See the kids grow. I bet you can’t see any change but they have grown. Spend your time with them, laugh with them, at least try to find out what is so funny about that ‘snort’ in Peppa pig! Because tomorrow, they are not the same as they have grown a little bit more. No matter, how grown up your kids are, play with them or enjoy watching something with them. Ask silly questions and get amazed when they reply with earnest efforts. Make things interesting and time consuming! Especially when my hubby is on call. I make beds on the floor. It’s like a little campsite. We do lots of videos and act as if we are camping. It’s so adventurous right at their room. In this fast paced life, slow down a little and live a little bit more.
If you haven’t done it yet, then today is the day to begin! When they are grown up, you look at them and say..’where did the time go?’ And together you can look back at the memories and laugh at the silly things you cried about.