Recently I was assisting Bebe Sister maintain her balance while playing near a table. She really wanted to stand up and watch her brother play, but she's just not ready to be standing without some assistance. As I sat there steadying her I found myself quite bored. In my head I was listing off the millions of things I knew still needed to be done.
I started to tap on my little girl's tiny toes. I love baby feet. I think I would insist on an endless string of babies in our household just so I could always have baby feet to kiss and cuddle. Alas, that is simply not a good enough excuse. So, instead, I try to soak in every moment I can with the babies I do have.
T Rex had wonderful baby feet. I wish I would have kept them sock free more than I did. T Rex Princess (aka Bebe Sister) almost never has socks or shoes on - mostly so I can enjoy those sweet toes as much as possible.
As I sat there tapping those toes, I realized I'll never be able to go back and kiss T Rex's baby feet. His feet are now little kid feet - no longer chubby or flat. When did this happen? What I wouldn't do to be able to go back in time and hold a baby T Rex - just one more time. Yes, I have another sweet, sweet baby with chubby, flat baby feet, but it's not the same.
So, I am once again reminded that I have to soak up every moment possible because they never come around again. Yes, I'll get to go through the same stages with each child, but it's never the same because each child is different.
This just kind of makes me sad and nostalgic. But also very grateful I've had the wonderful moments I have had with the kids I do have.