a mother’s lament

Some days, I wake up and it seems like my kids have grown two inches over night. I was looking at the Bee’s feet the other day, and thinking, “it seems like yesterday that she was in booties.” But she doesn’t have those baby feet any more. Her feet have the shape of adult feet now–the high arch, the slender, lack of baby chub. And as for the Potato, he went to daycare today wearing a hand-me-down shirt that the Bee wore in kindergarten.

It’s not that I want them to stay little forever (especially if it means we have to keep paying for daycare).

But do they have to get so big so fast?


May 30, 2007. growing up. 7 comments.