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Maybe it is because I just tucked these two happy faces into bed for the night, yet I can still hear them talking in their own brother language to each other as they drift off to sleep. Maybe it is because I spend my days reading story after story. Maybe it is from creating adventures and then cleaning up after my two little whirlwinds. Maybe it is because they are my everything, my whole world, but this quote has me thinking about them. Particularly the bittersweetness of it all. Particularly that this photo below was taken one year ago. How is it possible? How did my babies go from these little nuggets barely able to hold up their heads, to these big boys sitting outside drinking their big boy milk sharing a chair with each other? HOW?And why? Why does it have to go so quickly? Why does it seem like *pouf* a year has passed but it feels like a hot minute.
Sometimes I forget how big they are. How capable they are.
Last week for the first time I let them both walk to the car for the first time when leaving the house. They have been walking for two months! Why didn’t I let them do this sooner? I mean truthfully, them walking to the car is WAAAAY easier than me carrying them to the car. The fact that all three of us can walk out to the car together, at the same time, is AMAZING. So why did it take me TWO months to do it? Because I wasn’t ready to let go. I wasn’t ready to admit that the baby shuffle (AKA leaving one baby inside unattended to load the other baby, and then leaving that baby alone to grab the baby previously left alone inside) had come to an end and was no longer necessary.
Sometimes I forget how much they don’t need me.
Don’t get me wrong, they still need me for just about everything. But their ability to problem solve with each other astounds me. Sometimes I rush in too quickly to help, and while I am blabbing away, “Give that back to your brother. Ask him for a turn when he is done. Yada, yada, yada.” (PS: their language is no where NEAR that, but I believe in modeling appropriate behavior from an early age). The two of them are figuring it out and looking at me like I am the crazy one. Just today, they were sitting together on the back of their play boat my husband made them for their play room, and Colin took a toy from Liam, and I saw Liam lean in (for what I assumed was going to be a bite). But as I started to say his name, I realized he was just giving his brother a kiss. See how big they are? See how capable they are?
I need to remind myself of this. All of this.
But it is hard. It is hard to let go of my itty, bitty babies. It is hard to realize that they are growing and capable. But I need to. I need to recognize their strengths and their abilities. I need to help them become who they are meant to be. Isn’t that what motherhood is all about??
It’s not you, it’s me… That’s What She Said. Okay, but seriously… Dean and I have a few adventures coming up, and since we want to give our full attention to TWSS we are taking a break. Dean is moving across the country with her family, and with that, she is not sure when she will be settled in.