Wednesday, May 4, 2011

For a moment...

I find joy when I see my children get so excited about simple things, like helping me stir the cake batter. My three-year-old in particular has kept very close to my elbow lately, constantly telling me "I can help" and "Let me do it myself, Mommy." Oftentimes I have to swallow my impatience as my tasks inevitably take longer to complete with my son's help, but still my heart swells with love and pride (and, I admit, a bit of sadness for time that passes too quickly) over what my little boy is already big enough to accomplish.

*I wrote this in December. My little boy is four now.


  1. yup. keep recording it, in word, video, photo and memory. we love home movies =)

  2. Beautiful. Li'l D is only 19 months now, but . . . I can still relate.

  3. Tara: I will. To quote Aerosmith, "I don't want to miss a thing."

    Deb: Thanks! Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow -- and how bittersweet?

  4. My son's 10 and I'm still the same way. Also, my girlfriend has a 2 year old, so I'm getting to re-experience all the stuff of a younger child again too! I love it! :)