Wednesday, 18 February 2009

"Cherish These Times"

I have found that there is no shortage of people telling young mum's to "cherish these times while your children are young, b/c they grow up so fast!" Ok, I can see their point, Sometimes I have trouble remembering what Asher was like when he was Chancery's age & that was only 2 years ago. I can only imagine how hard it will be to remember when in 10 years.

Sarah at Life in the Parsonage wrote a post yesterday that got me thinking. I do want to remember these time & I know they are special, but sometimes it's just so busy around here that it's not easy to take a minute of an ordinary day & think this is a wonderful time right now. That's part of the reason why I blog & take lots of pictures. I have found that I wish I had taken more pictures in the past, so I'm trying to make up for that now, so I won't be thinking that in 10 years as well.

Just before Chancery was born, Asher had just gotten to the point that I could really do things w/ him. We could do some crafts, we'd colour, practice the alphabet, read, etc. And then during his nap I could get the things done that I needed to & also relax a bit. I'm finding now that I don't have as much opportunity/time/mental capacity to do those kinds of things w/ him as much as I would like. During their naps (thankfully they take a long one at the same time in the afternoons), rather than doing things that should be done, I tend to try to relax a bit. I need to have that break in the middle of the day or I am NOT very patient for the afternoon/evening stint.

I'm trying to just make it through this first year so Chancery can entertain herself for more than just a few minutes here & there. When Asher was a baby it was fine b/c I wasn't trying to keep another kid entertained & out of trouble, but I'm finding 2 to be much more difficult than I anticipated. It's not just like doing it over again, it's a whole nother ballgame.

So, yeah, I am trying to cherish these times amidst the business, but I think alot of those who tell us to appreciate it now, don't remember that it was so crazy, either that, or they were just more organized & better at coping than I!


  1. Glad you have a good attitude about it. Yes you need breaks at times. I think it is wonderful that you blog and take lots of pictures because then you will remember the good and funny times when it might seem like a blur later. After this first year Chancery should be on a better schedule and you should be able to do more with both kids. At least you are young and have the energy now plus Chad is there for lunch too which helps.

    Take care and enjoy the day. Give everyone hugs.

  2. Thank you for writing this. I really needed to read it as I'm trying desperatly to enjoy my last baby. It is hard, though when I have 4 others vying for attention and time.

  3. I am on the other side of raising my kids. Yes they grow up fast! However, being in the mist of the busyness and craziness is hard! I know that it is important to cherish the times you have, but it is also important to take breaks, and do things for yourself. Hang in there and take opportunities to do things for yourself!