When I was a young mother with an ample supply of small children in my care, I’d sometimes have older folks stop and tell me to “enjoy this time.”
They’d give me that knowing look, tell me how fast time goes and that before I knew it, my kids would be grown and gone.
Now, as an exhausted mom, those words always struck me as kind of funny.
You mean I’ll get to sleep through the night uninterrupted? I’ll be able to sit down with a good book and not have to stop to get somebody juice? I could take a shower without a single knock on the door?
Can I hear a “woot woot”?
Ha. Well, you know I’m only joking, but I think that most of those advice-givers must have had only one or two kids, because with five children it seems like I’ve been “enjoying this time” for many, many years.
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