Monday, July 13, 2009

The summer

Is quickly fading before my eyes and my heart and I can't seem to find the way to stop it from slipping through our fingers (ok, hearts don't have fingers but you get the picture). I can't seem to stop Gwendolyn from growing up into a big girl, from pretending to spell and be my teacher and play family and be the one in charge. I can't stop Graelyn from going potty by herself and getting her own snack (by climbing on the counter) and helping her sister do 5,000 little cute things during the day. I can't stop heart wants heart tells me to stop time, to play Barbies a little longer, to forget the dishes in the sink, the laundry on the couch (yes Rebekah, more is there) and to play in the sprinkler with them, eat more ice cream, color just one more picture, take a nap with I will...I told some friends that I've been meaning to really "spring clean" every room this summer and obviously haven't...if you've been to my house this summer you would be able to tell! Maybe rather than cleaning out my house, I just need to continue loving my God a little more...yeah, that's the kind of "spring cleaning" I think I can get into!


Julie said...

I am so right there with you! The time goes so fast and no matter how much I clean there is always another thing to clean! It is so hard to find a good balance. Now enjoy these last few weeks of summer before you head back to school!

mama mia said...

Reminds me of the old poem:

Cooking and cleaning can wait 'til tomorrow,
For children grow up we learn to our sorrow,
So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep,
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

pink is the new black said...

oh Janet! I love that poem...brings tears to my eyes...makes me want to go pick up my girls and rock them!!! But, then I'd be like the creepy book that we hate "Love You Forever"!!!!

The Robertson Family said...

Aw Ang! I hear ya. I get this way every Sunday night when I know I have to go back to work the next day.

pink is the new black said...

Jen! I'm about to be right back with ya as the summer is QUICKLY slipping through my fingers and I'll have to, once again, join in that rat race!