My little girl had a haircut yesterday, and looks less little…..I remember, when they were babies, wishing they were older so we could talk, and walk and do things together…. And I can…. but somedays I miss the little helpless things that took naps on top of me…. Looking at old pictures makes me a bit melancholy…..
…but it also makes me more determined to not miss any of the next few years…. I dragged them both grocery shopping tonight against their will, it may be easy to shop without them, but it is also an empty experience… and I like to think I am teaching them valuable skills, like how to shop on a budget and how to get items for free when they scan at the wrong price, we are eating free organic chicken sausages tonight because they scanned at the wrong price 🙂 I may be inflicting a life of op-shops and garage sales on them, but hopefully I am also helping them understand that waste and wasting money doesn’t make you happy….
I keep trying to remind myself that all children really need is a parent that is present, and not presents….