a matter of time

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Today as I was getting ready, I looked down at Pato. Whenever I'm in the bathroom doing my make-up, he and S like to wander in and go through the drawers. (Did I mention they broke a bottle of deep red-purple nail polish all over the bathroom not too long ago? Right under my nose. Yeahhh...cleaning it up was just the best.)

Anyway, as I looked down at him and S, I kept thinking, "It's just a matter of time."

Just a matter of time before J won't want me doing his hair anymore.

Just a matter of time before S asks for her own makeup.

Just a matter of time before J falls and breaks his arm/leg/nose/etc. (I expect this to be any day now.)

Just a matter of time before J catches up in size to S. Oh, how the tables will turn!

Just a matter of time before the kids realize that I don't know what I'm doing at least half the time.

Just a matter a time before they start keeping secrets.

Just a matter of time before they will prefer the company of their friends over me.

BUT

It's also just a matter of time before they start coming to us for advice.

Just a matter of time before a simple hairbow or ponytail won't be enough, and I'll have to youtube "how to do a french braid" at least a dozen times.

Just a matter of time before the kids will stay up late to have family movie nights.

And it's just a matter of time before they become more seasoned, mature, and wiser versions of themselves. It's a big job being a parent. I can only hope I can help them want and choose to be loving, accepting, kind, and amazing little people.

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