Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm the mother of a toddler?

Anyway, that's according to the parenting website I read today. I find it very hard to believe that MY tiny baby is a toddler. How can this be, really? He was JUST born wasn't he? I guess when your baby is walking, he can be considered a toddler...makes sense I guess. Why did't any older, wiser, mother who has been through birthdays warn me that this part of parenting can be so hard?
I've taken care of hundreds of babies, I understand growth and development. I know my son is growing up, but why can't I just accept it? I cried yesterday, it was his birthday. My wonderful husband rubbed my shoulder in his sleeping stupor and said, "Don't worry honey, that's why we'll just have more. Don't cry". He hates it when I cry.
I guess I can fully understand now how older people always tell me, "Don't blink, life just goes by soooo fast". Thank you Jesus for this wonderful life and help me to enjoy every toddling moment!


  1. I know exactly how you feel. Every milestone is great and happy and exciting...and sad. I am really starting to learn what bittersweet means. As for what you hubby said, mine would say the exact same thing. :)

    ~Amber @ The Mom Road

  2. Ahhh...I totally get it, too! My little guy is older than yours, but he just got his first professional haircut and said his first 3 word sentence the other day. It's killing me!!! I can not believe how fast the last two years have gone.