Time keeps on slippin…

Let’s talk about time.

Before kids I knew time was irreplaceable.

Once it’s gone it’s gone.

I knew the days were flying by when summer would creep in or winter got here faster than I expected.

I knew life was fragile, as I had lost many people who would never return, but I don’t think you truly understand just how fast it goes until you are a parent.

As parents, we notice every single day just how fast it goes.

We see our children growing.

Teeth popping up, new diaper sizes, new clothing sizes, milestones met; the days are fleeting.

I often yield questions about my choice to be a SAHM. Although there are a plethora of reasons for the decision, the one that is most prominent, is time. This time of life is only a season, and it will be over faster than I can sing happy birthday. One day my children won’t need me to rock them to sleep, make them lunch, or kiss their booboos. One day they will go off to school, and a new season will begin. A season of ballet classes, soccer games, and science projects. This season will likely have me looking back on the previous one longingly. Remembering a time when they needed me in such a different way. My decision to be a SAHM allows me not to miss a second of it and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

For those of you who are working parents (like my hubs) I applaud you. You not only provide a financial stability for your family, but you come home and do everything you can to give them as much time with you as you can squeeze.

Stay at home or working, we are still parents. You have to be in your children’s lives today in order to be in their memories tomorrow. Take all the time you have available and spend every second of it with your kids. The time will pass anyway. No one ever looks back thinking, “I spent too much time with my kids!”

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