Saturday, July 12, 2014

Remember When

Do all parents find themselves marveling at how fast children grow? Marshall turns 4 this month, and I just can't seem to catch my breath. Last night in his bath, he told me "Cucumber starts with a 'C' and so does Conquer and Concrete Mixer."

When did he learn that? Just yesterday we were giving him his very first bath, right?

True confession: There's a line in Alan Jackson's Remember When that makes me cry every time I hear it. And by "cry," I do not mean "tear up gracefully." I mean "ugly cry uncontrollably to the extreme embarrassment of all those around me."

This is what I picture when I hear that song:

Remember when...

Remember When

the sound of little feet...

Remember When

was the music...

Remember When

we danced to week to week.

Remember When

And maybe you're not the sentimental parent who finds herself singing country tunes with baby pictures in one hand and a box of tissues in the other, but sentimental or not, don't you wish the dance were much, much slower? I certainly do.


  1. Aww, this totally made me shed some tears as this Thursday, Emma is celebrating her 5th birthday and just can't believe it. Seriously the time is going way too quickly here and as much as I am happy she is growing up, I wish I could just slow it down a bit. So, trust me I do very much get it and then some here, too.

    1. I didn't realize Emma and Marshall were both July babies! I'll be thinking of you this week. :)

  2. Aw! Little Marshall is as adorable as current (but still very little, don't worry) Marshall is handsome. And Des is rocking a similar hairstyle.
    I really can't handle it. I met my newborn niece yesterday. Cassidy was like, "Uh oh. I guess you want a third child now?"
    Not quite yet.