Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

TUMMY FUN!

They found their tummies! It's been a constant Mardi Gras around here the past few days! HA!)

IT'LL NEVER BE LIKE THIS AGAIN

Playing instruments at Grammy's house!



I was talking to my dad on the phone on Sunday and we were discussing Thanksgiving. We said how it was a great time and nice we were all together even though things are not quite relaxing (Okay, who are we kidding? It's not relaxing at all!) with all the kids around at this baby/toddler stage. I never said anything and didn't complain. (Even though yes, it is hard to be at other people's houses when they aren't baby-proofed because it's constant running around watching their every move making sure they aren't sticking their fingers into outlets, falling down the stairs, or tossing breakables onto the floor.) So, my dad must have sensed how I was feeling and he told me that when Nick and I have a singleton baby it will be easier because we'll have the twins to help out. Just like how my nieces Ava and Cora help out so much with the baby sister, Emma. He had a good point. Just as he always does...

Then he said, "It'll never be like this again."

That comment really hit me. It pulled at my heartstrings and made me take a step back and really think about these moments that pass by so quickly. He is totally right. I'm sure he didn't know that that simple sentence would have such an impact on me. But that's how my dad works. He's the wisest man I've ever known. And I love him with all my heart.

I've been thinking about that sentence a lot the past couple days. That comment makes me happy and sad, all at the same time. It makes me happy to know that the current hard days with all the different difficult aspects of having multiples will be over or at least easier/different. But it makes me sad because I'll never be able to experience these wonderful times exactly like this again. We'll never be able to get these precious moments back. Therefore, I am choosing to focus on that through all the busy-ness and craziness of each day.

Because...it'll never be like this again...