In the last couple of months we have reached a milestone. Micah is potty trained. For other moms out there reading this you know how big this is. If you have young kids and haven't endured this process you're dreading it. If you have conquered this task, you're so glad it's behind you. Me too. But, I've found myself in an unexpected place. I was in the grocery the other day and it had been awhile so I needed - everything. When I need everything I usually take a trip down every aisle because I'm sure I'm forgetting something. So, just like always, I made the trip down the "baby needs" aisle, got to the end and realized I don't need anything from this aisle anymore. This is the first time in 6 years I haven't needed to travel down that aisle. 6 years! So, a boring trip to the grocery became "a moment" for me. In a way it's a great relief and it's so nice not to have to change or BUY diapers anymore, to have kids that can do things for themselves, etc. But, it's also hard to realize that my babies are growing up. A part of me wants them to stay little forever. To need me forever. Everyone says it because it's true: time flies.
4 months ago