Stay the Same

I’ll admit it: I don’t like change.  (I don’t even like good change.)

Sometimes I want everything to stay exactly the same as right now.

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(May, 2007)

I’ve felt that way at every stage of my kids’ development: from that sweaty, sleeping-on-my-chest stage, to the laughing-as-they-nurse stage, to the every-day-is-a-new-discovery stage… I can totally see how I could become a have-a-baby-every-two-years mom.
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(October, 2006)

Today, I love that my kids can fill an entire hour looking for a certain Lego piece, or making a dagger with cardboard and duck tape.  I am an expert in right now.
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(April 2008)

And as much as I rejoice in my children’s development, I confess I felt really sad when they started kissing their own owies to make them better.  Or when I noticed their feet being too big to fit into those stretchy baby shoes.  Or when they didn’t need to me to wipe for them

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(February, 2008)

So I’m trying to enjoy right now, because it won’t last.  It’s not all beautiful, or even all fun… but I love it.  I’m trying to figure out how to keep up, how to remain an expert not in having-a-house-with-lots-of-small-children, but an expert in my family.  Whether that means Legos and lizards, or dancers and dinosaurs.

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