Perhaps I can admit her to a convent for middle school...
It's funny, Scott and I have been joking since she was in my belly about how quickly she would likely surpass me in height...I mean at 5'1, it's not a super hard thing to accomplish, but I'm thinking she might have an inch or two on me by the time she is 8 or 9 at this rate. Her long legs were the very first thing we saw bicycling around in my belly during our very first ultrasound.
Anyways, this post isn't supposed to be about legs...I mean, I could lament about how mine are short and I've needed to hem my pants all of my life, but that's another story entirely!
This is a post about how stinkin' quickly our kids grow right before our eyes and how I try to remember that as often as I can, especially when I'm having a hair pulling day! (meaning I want to PULL every last hair out of my head!).
Ava must be going through another growth spurt. A good deal of her pants are suddenly too short and I SWEAR I did not shrink them, though that is always the first thing that comes to mind when a pair of pants that previously fit her just fine suddenly look like capris...it always cracks me up a bit and makes me think she looks a little dorky...am I allowed to say that?! LOL.
And, everywhere we go people are telling her how big she is all of a sudden... I see it too!
Anyway, I had one of those older mom moments at Marshall's yesterday. I was buying these cute shoes for Ava for the summer. They are Crocs, which I LOVE for kids (they are flexible, durable and great for running around in!), but refuse to pay full price for...so to find them at Marshall's for 14.99 makes me very happy!
A lady standing in front of me with her teenage daughter looked back with an "Oh my. Those are SOOOO cute. I remember when her feet were that little. Enjoy her while she still lets you dress her."
Sometimes I want to roll my eyes at those ladies when they tell me to enjoy them while they're young. I want to say, "ARE YOU SERIOUS LADY?! HAVE YOU SEEN MY HOUSE TODAY? HAVE YOU HEARD THE WHINING AND THE CRYING AND FIGHTING AND SEEN THE CRAZINESS GOING ON WITH THESE TWO LITTLE CRAZY TODDLERS?! HOW BOUT I SEND THEM TO YOUR HOUSE WHILE THEY'RE THIS LITTLE AND YOU CAN SEND THEM BACK TO ME WHEN THEY ARE SANE?!!!!"
haha. I would never really think that....really...I swear....
But, as I was standing in line and then brought those shoes home for Ava to try on and she ran across the living room in them with her long legs and her almost 4 year old personality I wanted to say, "Don't get ANY bigger my sweet girl....I like this moment."
So, here's to enjoying them while they're young and making the most of every moment!
Here is a picture of Ava when she was almost one with her little itty bitty baby feet....
It is true that the days are so long sometimes, but when we look back the years already seem short!