Glimpse of Yesterday

Glimpse of Yesterday

Sunday, January 25, 2009

What was I thinking?

We have a brand new baby boy in our church family. About six weeks old, big blue eyes, chubby cheeks, wobbly little head, and so adorable. Finnegan is his name. As I looked at him today I kept thinking to myself, "Where did the time go?" . It seems just a short time ago that I cuddled my baby boy in my arms and played tea time with my sweet baby girl. But now my "little" boy is nearly six feet tall and graduating this year and my "little" girl is now a young woman getting ready to drive this summer.

And then we came home. I'm trying to prepare dinner and my "little" ones are flinging dish towels at one another across the island. We have a contraption made by Geoff, initially for himself, of a fort made out of two large cardboard boxes connected with a roll of duct tape. It's for the dog he claims but he crawls into it just to tease the dog. This is happening in the dining room, and not too quietly. I'm still hearing myself say, "Will you two please calm down?" or "Do you have to be so loud?".

So after dinner I come downstairs to the family room and the noise from above, thumping, jumping, yelling, maybe wrestling, is right above my head. It does sound like I have a bunch of young children, not two teenagers. It's only going to be a matter of time when they discover that I'm gone and will come to find me and bring the noise with them.

I'm so glad that my kids still like to have fun. We're a playful family and I hope they never outgrow that. Sure, they like to have their down time when they hole up in their rooms, doing whatever, but they always venture out to see "what's up" with the rest of the family. More rumbling from up above - it sounds like bowling. I don't even think I want to know.

And I wouldn't have it any other way. I was thinking earlier in the day that I'll no longer have my little ones. Not true. They may too big for me to cuddle, but they'll always be my little ones no matter how big they get.



  1. Hey Lee...I wish Kai and Rush were that's very rare that are caught horsing around with eachother.

    Hugs and Kisses to you all,

  2. Very true! They'll always be your babies, but they hate being told that. I think my son is doing better with it now that he's the father of two himself.

    Course will the day ever come that you want to hear a bowling alley over your head? LOL!

  3. Liane, I can so relate to that! I am so glad my children like to play and horse around and just act little sometimes, even if they're not! I, too, wonder sometimes where the time went. Thank you for a view from the positive side of it all!


  4. It is wonderful that your kids are so close. My brother and sister and I are that way. We used to wrestle around and aggrevate each other all the time. I'm sure Mama was ready to throw us out of the house, we were so noisy:-)
    My little one, being the only one, has to make do with us... probably why he loves to "wrestle down" his Dad so much.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. So true..they'll always be your little ones
    and they might have some new little ones
    for you to cuddle someday..