I keep these memories in my mind, when your toes were small and fingers itty bitty. You are growing up so quickly, right before my eyes. I remember how I used to dream you would be older and more independent and maybe just a little less snuggly. Now for the past two days you just go to sleep in your crib without a snuggle at all. Who are you? Why are you changing so fast?
I’m no longer dreaming of you growing up so quickly. Now I’m thinking about how you used to be so small and fragile. Now you are taking on the world. Climbing stairs to slides and going down all alone. Letting me sit and watch from a far. You are growing up too quickly.
I want to keep you this age forever. We are able to spend the day playing all day. With Elmo and park play dates, beach runs and endless games of tag. We have so much fun together. I get endless kisses and hugs whenever requested. You always hold my hand.
I know I can’t keep you small forever, so I will keep the memories of you this little in my mind because before you know it when people ask me how old you are I won’t be able to say almost 2 it will be 21.
I will cherish these memories of when it was just us two so I can enjoy the next phase because time won’t stop no matter how much I want it to.