Wednesday night Brent and I spent the evening with some friends watching their son play baseball. This little 3rd grader and his teammates were so adorable on the field! I couldn’t take my eyes off of them for one second.
I found myself drifting back in time when my own children were that age. I had to fight back the tears several times as I sat there longing for those moments to return.
Every stage with my kids have been my favorite! But when I saw all those little guys running around so awkwardly with half their teeth, playing in the dirt and picking their noses without concern of being watched, I began longing to go back in time.
It went so fast. One second my littles were begging me to take them to Sonic for a treat. Now, my littles drive me to Sonic for a treat.
Even though I do miss their younger days; I do love so much about their older teen days. I truly am soaking it all in!
All this to say…Moms and Dads, breathe in every moment with your children. Document them all. Dig in. Make memories with them. Be a child with them. Throw mini marshmellows up into the ceiling fan that’s set on high. Be spontaneous. Laugh. Laugh a lot.
Dads, court your daughters. Treat them the way you want a young man to treat them. And treat her mother like that, too.
Moms, have your son take you on a date and show him the proper ways to treat a lady.
Love, struggle, forgive, stretch, confess, dream, pray, play, take risks as a family.
Be their parent over being their best friend and in doing so, I believe, you are being their best friend.
Are you a mom or dad of young children? How do you soak in the moments?
Are you a mom or dad of older children? What advice do you have to parents of young children?