It’ that time again! And aside from being so stinking excited to be going the the FIRST EVER Five Minute Friday Retreat (insert happy dance here), it’s also Five Minute Friday party time! So come on over to Kate’s and join the fun.
He pulls the little plane behind him, all primary colors and a knotted string. His belly leads and his blond hair shines in the fading sunlight.
She pushes her hair behind her ears and the little blue sharks on her nails swim by as she flits her fingers, focusing on the math homework that is due soon.
He pulls on the black hat with the orange F blazing on the front. It covers his head and his ears and could likely fit that of another boy, but it is his and he loves it.
She turns on the flat iron and stretches and pulls her hair, the strands colored and faded and colored again, accenting the eyeliner that she’s perfecting.
Today they do these things. Today they are little and middle and big. Tomorrow they will be different. The days are long but the years are short in this life of mommyhood. And shorter still when you don’t come into their lives until they are older.
Tomorrow they will be graduated. Tomorrow the little belly will be that of their son or daughter and I will take a place on the rocking chair again to sing the lullaby and hold the baby that is my own baby’s. Tomorrow this fading sun will shine on a new world and I will look back and see all the yesterdays buried in the tomorrows of my past.
So tonight I will hold them a little tighter. I will love them a little fiercer. I will kiss them a little more. Because tomorrow they will be grown.