It really is a cliche to say it, but this past month I have really understood how time seems to fly by. Pre-children I used to hear people say they don’t know where the time goes and I never really understood it. But this past month I have finally, finally, understood what that means.
As Emma seems to have, overnight, turned into a toddler Daniel in turn has left his toddler years and is now a little boy. The picture below was taken earlier this week before we headed out for the day. I look at it in wonder. Wonder at just how I created him. In wonder at how he suddenly seems so much bigger and older and in wonder at just how fast time has flown by.
Daniel amazes me every day at the things he says and does, the way he is able to articulate what he wants and his understanding of things. The ferocity of his emotions can, at times, stun – when he suddenly and almost inexplicably starts to wail. All I can do is try to calm him down whilst I berate myself for causing the outburst or frantically try to understand what has upset him so.
Emma this week got her first pair of shoes – a whole size 2. She is now no longer content with just walking and is trying to run and jump. She can no longer be considered a baby but very much a toddler. She is a force to be reckoned with and she knows her mind. She isn’t afraid to jump right in and she is usually found in the middle of the action – be it wading in with cars to play with the bigger children or heading over to help Damian and Daniel planting some flowers.
It may be one of the oldest cliches, but time really is going too fast and it feels like it is running away from me. I can’t believe that Daniel is almost 2.5 years and Emma is one. How did that happen?