Refusing to Let It Go By So Fast
When you’re a new or expecting parent you hear the same cliche a lot:
“It goes by so fast!”
“They grow up so fast”
“It happens too fast.”
There’s a part of you that even starts to think that maybe they’re right … It’s just going to go by so fast, and there’s nothing you can do about it. But can it not go by too fast?
Do we seriously have no choice in the matter?
How Men Give Birth to Babies
When I was in my early twenties I thought about love constantly. And, I thought I had it pretty well figured out … I thought I had a lot of things figured out. Like most people, I got some things right and some things wrong.
I probably got more things wrong than right. But I was young and just figuring things out. Besides we’re all always immeasurably more ignorant
In only a matter of weeks Deb and I will welcome our little Sam into the world outside the womb. What a wondrous thing! It’s something we’ve all done but none of us remember. Perhaps it’s a good thing we don’t remember
This is for those moments when you feel like you’re not doing such a great job at being a parent. Those moments you might even feel like you HAVE to be in the running for the worst parent in the world. Hint: You’re not! :p And we’re all in this together. Any parent who doesn’t understand that is missing something.
There were dreams we had for our children before they were ever born. We imagined them running, laughing, dancing, holding our hands, and growing up (too fast). What beautiful dreams. And though these dreams imagined a perfect world, a world that will never fully exist, it is not a wrong vision, not even a naive one, of life and parenting.
At the gas station around the corner from my home, I saw a father buying cigarettes with his two kids. They were just little (maybe 4 and 6), so they’re taking in a lesson here. They read his compliance and understood, in a way, his approval.
The days go by ever so slowly. It’s slowness that anticipation brings about as you count down the days until you get to see your favourite band in concert, the same slowness that makes Christmas morning last so long until your parents finally wake up ;). This is my life …
I feel like we have been pregnant for years. What was life even like before we were pregnant (and we’re 6 months in)?