I was standing at the sink rinsing dishes and putting them in the dishwasher yesterday, which is nothing out of the ordinary.
But in one moment, as I was loading the kids forks and spoons, I was suddenly struck with the realization that I do not have any babies anymore. At least not technically.
Yes, K still sleeps in a crib and wears diapers but I don’t really think of her as a baby, especially when she walks to the bathroom now and says, “bush teef?”
And she no longer sits in a high chair. She uses a fork and a cup. Plus, I call her “the toddler” now. When did I start that? I have no idea.
We went to the library today to get The B Man some books to read from The Magic Treehouse series. He’d already read so many of them that we only came home with 3. Of those anyway. He checked out 8 books. I imagine he’ll have them read by early next week.
And Little G is saying names of dinosaurs that I’ve never even heard of and putting on his own clothes and filling his own bowl with cereal.
It’s like they almost don’t even need me anymore.
But they do.
Tonight K hit her head pretty hard on our tile floor. She stumbled over her shoe and landed on the back of her head. She cried so hard and I worried so bad for a while because the welt on the back of her head got bigger and bigger. And well, OUCH.
Little G has something going on with one of his thumbs and I’m probably going to have to take him to the pediatrician because it is red and swollen around his finger nail. I’m not sure what happened and he doesn’t complain of pain but it does NOT look good.
And The B Man has a terrible scrape on his knee from a mishap at dinner out the other night and I have to kiss it every night before bed and…
… yes, I did kind of feel like I was running an infirmary tonight, thankyouverymuch.
All this to say, I know they still need me and will forever be my “babies”, but at the same time, they are growing so fast that it’s hard to even comprehend sometimes.
So instead, I’ll just post a picture from the past that makes my heart smile.
(I might also be reminiscing since I was working on K’s baby scrapbook tonight… possibly… perhaps…)