My children are sixteen months apart and for the past sixteen years I loved the closeness in age. I loved watching them interact as children. They protected each other and loved each other to death. Nothing could tear them apart.
I recall a time when spending a night out together was starting at a restaurant and end up walking the streets of Toronto. Today, I spend so much time alone begging for their audience.
Life is composed of juggling driving, television time, computer and PlayStation time, and finding precious time for silence and peace. The house is louder now than before. I remember our house always being loud, perhaps it’s intensified with animosity and bickering. Whatever it is, its utterly fatiguing.
AND THE WORRIES! You worry whether they tried drugs, are taking drugs, are being bullied, or if they are bullying. You worry about leaving them walk the streets after dark, worry about if they are happy at school, worry about whether their horrible teenage attitudes will ever change. You worry if they can keep their first job. Worry about getting their driver’s license. Worry about them driving.
I want these last years together to be blissful….but perhaps that these are the days my kids will giggle about when they reminise as adults?
Oh….if i could only have my sweet cherubs back!
- I yearn for the days where my child would hop in bed in the middle of the night causing a sleepless night with the covers yanked off.
- I yearn for the sporadic hugs and consistent I love you.
- I yearn for the days whether I should have a healthy supper or KD and Cheese?
- I yearn for the sweet smell of childhood after every bath and they are tucked in at night.
- If I could go back in time, I would read every book on the bookshelf and not complain that I was too tired to read (that is now boxed for my grandchildren)
All of these New Age Freak Doctors are wrong. Stop worrying and start living with your little children. It’s all ok in moderation because come hell or high water, they will all grow up and make their own decisions.
My only advice to young moms?
- Enjoy it as it goes too fast.
- Do the cuddling in the family bed.
|To Young Adults….in a blink of an eye|