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Enjoy Each Season of Childhood

Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 14, 2011 @ 11:00 am In Good Habits,Joyful Womanhood | 21 Comments


THAT is my fourth baby. And now he is six. I am stunned. Where did the days go?

This week is all about getting good habits going [5].

A good habit to cultivate is to enjoy these passing moments. Because today, as the old woman in the grocery store, I tell ya, “The days go by so fast.”

I must confess, though, I have struggled with it more than a few times — just today. At this writing all eight of us are sick with raging head colds. I am tired in all ways — even my nose is tired {as she blows it for the five millionth time in a day}

As such I have not enjoyed passing moments. My girls wanted to help make dinner. But, I was too crabby to want or accept their help. They wanted noodles before the meal was complete. They wanted more noodles before I’d even taken a bite. They wanted dessert before I’d finished my meal.

Such is life with preschoolers.

While my boys don’t need as much help at dinnertime, my girls do. And I want to feel different than I do. I want to enjoy these moments before they are gone. I want to take a deep breath and not sweat the small stuff.


After dinner the girls got baths, something my boys no longer need my help for. My two-year old suffered through a despised hair washing. Business as usual.

Embrace the unique

But, then afterward I did something that I never did with the girls. Nor with the boys either. I used the blow dryer on their hair. It took me back to Saturday nights when my mom would wash my hair, then comb, and blow it dry.

It was a unique moment with my girls, a new experience in my “life as MOM.”

How do we enjoy each of these days, each of these seasons? I think we have a choice: to wish for the future or embrace the unique of today.

How are you enjoying the season you’re in now?

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