I haven’t posted any of Kate’s antics in a really long time!
Have been busy with other ‘more important’ things that I’ve forgotten to watch out for the little things in life, let myself go, and laugh with abandon.
A simple thing like savouring a good ol’ fashioned ice-cream can bring so much joy.
It takes a little child to put things in perspective, doesn’t it?
She’s at the age where she’s soaking up everything like a sponge, especially from her 5 older siblings and their friends who come over to our place frequently, and constantly surprises us with the things she says and does.
|Cheek to cheek smiles
Many of the friends I have known through my children have kids the same age as my 3 older teens and we feel the yearning of the “Empty Hands”. They haven’t quite flown the nest, but want their space.
We no longer have to feed them, change their diapers nor carry them till our backs break.
But we miss their chubby arms around our necks and their cheeky faces looking up earnestly at us.
When they are little, we can’t wait for them to grow up so our job will be less tiresome. And when they grow up, we wish they were cute and little again.
The irony of it.
Hug your little ones more often.
Hold your tongue and listen to what they have to say.
For the day will be gone too soon.
And you would wish you had held them more, nagged at them less, and found time to laugh with them a lot more.
It is not too late.