Enjoy them . . . !! It all goes so fast . . . .
As I was getting out our Christmas decorations, and putting up our creche, I thought back to the days when that was one of the things that DS really, really liked doing !!! And, oh my, how interestingly it all was arranged !! We had sheep and cows on the roof of the manger -- the whole configuraton changed daily !!! And today, . . . all the pieces are in their "proper" places -- once in place, it stays in place until it's packed away.
Point of the story is . . . time goes so fast. It doesn't seem all that long ago when the sheep and cows were on the roof !! And here we are today ..... dealing with college applications !!
I don't want to sound preachy or anything, but I just want to impress upon everyone ...... really, really enjoy your children !! Don't be too busy for them -- "things" can wait, children grow up !! I enjoyed every minute of DS --
even the trying times . . . I always put down what I was doing if he needed me, wanted to talk, etc.
And so now, as we are dealing with these college apps., I can honestly say that although the years went way too fast, that I have no regrets for things I "should have done" --
because I did them. I let the cows be on the roof !! among a lot of other things !!! Really sweet, special times !!
Maybe I'll have to put the cows on the roof again for memories sake !!!