My little man is 7 years old and growing more independent every day. Recently he has been asking for extra cuddles after his regular bedtime routine. Some days I roll my eyes, doesn’t he know I have work to do, laundry to fold dishes to wash, tv shows to catch up on… I have to stop myself and remember he’s only going to be this little for a short time.
Recently I read something about how as a parent you never know if this time will be the last time. You don’t know if it’s the last time he’ll want extra cuddles before bed. You don’t know if it’s the last time he’ll hold your hand while you cross the street. You don’t know if it’s the last time he’ll kiss you goodbye in the classroom.
I am really trying to remind myself that the dishes, work, tv, etc. can wait. I’m trying to be in the moment and appreciate all these moments. They are so fleeting.