Our time is fleeting

There’s no doubt about it, our time here is fleeting. It hit me just yesterday… next August, all three of our kids will be in school full time. Now, the responsible business owner in me looks forward to that time. No more late nights working. No more answering emails on my phone while Josh is driving because I literally haven’t sat down at my computer all day. No more feeling like I never have enough time to work.

But the mom in me is terrified. How will we squeeze our work and client meetings into Monday through Friday, 8:45 am to 3:45 pm? Oh yes, make no mistake, we’re running out of time. Our kids are growing up and there’s NOTHING we can do about it. Lia tells me almost daily that she’s “getting bigger, Mom!” I don’t want it. I want them to stay little forever. As blessed as we are to both stay home and BE with them a lot, it’s just not enough. Is it ever enough?

I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way. I know I’m not the first mom to think that my kids are growing up way too fast. You hear it all the time… ladies passing you by in the grocery store… “enjoy them! they grow up way too fast!” Why didn’t I listen? Why didn’t I believe them? I mean, I totally did, but somehow I still let time get away. So what’s the point of this rambling post? Nothing really… just a reminder to appreciate the kids NOW, during the awesome times and during the times you want to pull your hair out and scream because two kids are yelling at each other and the other one just peed on the floor.. at the grocery store. Because they won’t be little forever and they are growing up WAY too fast.

adorable toddler growing up too fast

Jenny (290 Posts)

Jenny Solar is the co-founder of The Happy Family Movement and Phone Monsters, Inc. She's a wife to Josh and mama to three kiddos: Max, Ava, and Lia. She's passionate about creating memorable experiences for her family and inspiring others to do the same.

Dexter Lo
Dexter Lo

Thank you for this post Jenny! I've had this on my mind for the past several months now. Sooo difficult juggling everything now, but dreading the day when our kids are too old to ask to be picked up or beg to sleep in our bed.