Thursday, May 16, 2013

Little Big Things

Lately I've been carrying a heavy heart about how grown-up Big and Lil' have gotten all of the sudden. They take care of themselves for the most part, get their own drinks and snacks, dress themselves, tie their shoes and decide what they are going to wear. I suppose this is what Daddy and I have been working towards. This was the goal.

But this goal... this goal has left me feeling like my babies are long gone. Yes, they are kids still. They can't stay at home by themselves or drive. But I just started to wonder - Have they already learned most of the "big stuff"? Is that window closing?

So often in this blog I've begged time to slow down. I am always conscious that having 2 small kids is just a fleeting moment. A page in the book. I started the blog to capture our families moments and to make me reflect, savor and enjoy this time. I guess I've just felt like this time is winding down lately.
Sure there will be many new big things to teach them in life but most of the little "big" things are taken care of. I've been asking for just one more little big thing lately and man... I got it.

Lil' has never had an interest in learning to ride her bike without training wheels. She could care less that she cruises the neighborhood on training wheels. You can hear her coming a mile a way but believe me, it's no big deal to her. On Sunday, I told her that all I wanted for Mother's Day was for her to learn to ride her bike without training wheels. I knew she would try because that's the kind of kid she is. She is always doing things for other people. I took advantage. So sue me.

So now, we have a new bike rider in our family and she is so proud of herself. No, it didn't take 1 day to teach her like it did with Big but after 3 days of trying, that girl's got it now.

It's a blessing...this moment. And I am savoring it. I know it's one of the last little big things I'm getting and I'm so grateful for it.

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