We are always looking for the next “big change”…when they will eat solids, or turn over, or crawl or walk or talk.
We are always looking ahead…and even a bit envious…when another says “well he/she was an early walker…” Is it better to be early? People say it is…but really in the big scheme of life…when someone is 90…are they better off because they crawled right at the age they were supposed to?
We are always concentrating on getting our child to the next step.
When really, we should be concentrating on what is happening right now.
Because it seems when they finally get there…and accomplish that next “big thing” –we sit back and say “Wow, I can’t believe they are already doing THAT! When did the time pass?”
I have always tried to live in the moment…to not miss it…to be happy and proud…of every moment–early or late or right on time. Having twins…and knowing that you will experience all these things just once…makes you stop often–and take it all in. Soak it in I say…every chance you get….