Bodhi is at an age now that I LOVE! He is cuddly and sweet and tries to help others. He is also funny and happy and so so playful. Watching your tiny baby grow into a person who is learning words and thinks of others is such an incredible experience. If only time stood still…
I have been struggling for a while now with wishing time could slow down a bit. When babies are newborns, parents say that the days are long but the weeks are short. That was so true for us. Now, I feel like the days are short AND the weeks are short.
Bedtime used to feel scary and like a constant struggle. Bodhi was a bad sleeper so I often dreaded the nights knowing that there would be more crying and awake moments than deep sleepy ones. Other mamas—can you relate?
Now, I can barely force myself to miss it, even when I have a date night or plans with friends. I love bedtime with this guy.
Every night I reflect on the day before and replay Bodhi’s words, laughter, and even tears in my mind. I can’t help but kiss his soft baby-smelling hair and take it all in, because I’ve learned, this moment is the only one I have.
And time won’t stand still, so I’ll attempt to enjoy each moment I have with this little guy—like the moment this guy sits in a stroller at the store and decides he wants to try on each and every single hat in the toddler section along with these too-large sunglasses.
Yes, we have places to be and oh so much to do, but today, Bodhi is going to try on every single hat… even if it takes hours.
p.s. He got bored after four this time, but this happens every time. :)