When Your Kids Grow Up You'll Miss All This!
When you become a parent, you realize that your days start to feel somewhat different. Time starts to go at different speeds. While it’s true that some days can feel like they’re dragging along, the reality is that the years just fly by. Children are tiring and exhausting, but they also give us the life and energy to handle whatever comes our way. And, when the kids grow up, life will change again.
Our lives won’t always feel like we’re always running to catch up, and always falling behind. Parenting won’t always be this chaotic!
We won’t always have piles of laundry to clean. Nor will we always have to use our weekends to tidy the entire house without a chance to rest because we’ve had hardly any time during the week for anything due to all the responsibilities we’ve had to meet.
When your kids grow up
There’ll come a time in your life when your children will start to grow up and they’ll no longer wake you up at two o’clock in the morning desperate for your help or comfort. And the time will come when you won’t have to hold your baby for what seems like hours on end because they have colic and need your soothing voice and caress.
Nor will you have to rush to hold your child so they don’t fall down the stairs while they’re learning to go up and down them. These times will pass faster than you could possibly imagine!
You won’t always lose your train of thought and completely forget what you were going to say! You won’t always be asked why helicopters sound different from airplanes, if they can go to the park, if they can listen to music and dance, while, at the same time you’re looking around you wondering how on earth there are so many clothes left to put away.
Neither will you always spend your dinner time asking your kids to please eat another spoonful (please believe us!) Nor will you always have to help them take a bath and then pick up all the towels and toys they’ve left in the tub.
Life will change
Life will change as the kids get older and you’ll no longer feel so tired that you don’t even know what time of day, or even what day it is. You won’t always wake up in the morning feeling exhausted because the kids have woken you up several times during the night and you have to get up early for work.
You won’t always feel like you don’t have much energy left to offer your partner at the end of a long day. Why? Because your patience won’t always be tested so intensely every day. It won’t always be like it is now.
Someday your children will grow up and will need you less. They’ll spend less time with you and you’ll feel sad. They’ll want to spend more time with their friends playing sports and exploring life. And the fact is that they’ll feel that you’ll always be there for them when they need you, and that’ll give them the strength to fly. And you’ll miss them…
Right now you have everything you need
Maybe, then, you’ll finally have more time to keep the house clean and meet up with your friends. You’ll have all of that, and maybe you’re already looking forward to it. However, when the time comes, you’ll miss your children calling you in the middle of the night, asking for a glass of water, or giving you their hand before crossing the street.
Right now, you’ve got everything you need to be happy. Now is when you have the wonder of life itself inside your home and all the joy it brings. You’ve got happiness at your fingertips. So, instead of thinking that the days are going too slowly, it’s better to think how lucky you are to have the life you have and to have your children embrace you every day of your life.
When the kids grow up, you’ll miss…
You’ll miss Sunday family movie sessions while your kids watch them in your arms. You’ll miss them wanting to crawl into bed with you and you’ll also miss their fights and laughter. And yes, you’ll miss the impromptu dances in the living room and the recipes that went wrong, knowing that all of that helped you to spend quality time together as a family.
The hugs before bedtime and just after waking up were your daily energy and, when your kids grow up, you’ll really miss them. You’ll also look back fondly on weekend trips and reading stories before putting your kids to bed.
So, it’s time to laugh at the daily frustrations and enjoy life with your kids! Enjoy their kisses and hugs now, and don’t forget to tell them how much you love them. Why? Because they’re the driving force of your life.
However, for them to be ready to truly live their lives, you’ll have to look after their childhood as if it were the most precious treasure you have…and, of course, it is.It might interest you...