What I will miss.
Sean and I are unlikely to have another child. So now as Thomas approaches 2 years I am keenly aware of all the crappy things I don't have to do again. I am relieved that, unless the unforeseeable becomes a reality, I don't have to repeat some of this toddler junk. Maybe this is all felt exponentially because I am really really enjoying parenting Miriam and Junia at this age. I like parenting kids!
But in the midst of this the question is what will I miss?
-I will miss Thomas's small body. I already miss being able to carry Miriam and Junia around. And though I don't love carrying him for long bits of time I do love that I can. He is a lightweight little guy and I love flinging him about.
-I already miss the easy of babyhood. I miss leaving a baby somewhere and the baby being there when you get back. But that hasn't happend for over a year so...
-I will miss the undeniable cuteness of babyhood. Sure my kids are cute. But there is something utterly cute about babies.
-I will miss naps. All of my 3 little ones have been amazing. amazing. amazing. nappers. Even Junia (who is 7) takes a nap periodically still. But Miriam (4) and Thomas (almost 2) are epic nappers. The day that the nap disappears will be a sad sad day in this house.
-Dressing little ones however you want!
-What else will I miss? I don't know. There will probably be things I miss about babyhood...but alas I like these kids. I like knowing who they are becoming. I like having a relationships with my kiddos that is not just about doing things for them but being in relationship with them.