I was giving my girls a bath tonight as always. As I tried to wash my Soap's hair, she said, "Mommy, I can do it..." and asked me to pour shampoo on her hand. Soapy couldn't wash her hair on her own or didn't even want to wet her face in the tub or pool a few month ago. Now, she is not afraid. That's when it hit me... Those little tiny things are growing up, fast. And it kind of makes me sad about it.
They are 5 and 3 - obviously they are still small and give me so much joy by just looking at things they do. And I won't lie about it: The size of their hight or body are just so cute.
I sometimes tell my girls, "Can you girls, please stay the way you are now? Don't grow up. Stay tiny for Mommy..." They always look at me funny and Ju Ju points out, "But Mommy, I'm always your baby, right?" And she is right.
They will always be my babies and they will always be the most important things in my life. There will be time where they will start dating or their hearts get broken or the first kiss; I want to be the mom that they can come to me and talk honestly and share those important moments in their lives, like my mom was there for me and my sister.
It really scares me sometimes to think about their future.. I don't know what awaits them. So what I can do is to read their favorite books or cook their favorite food, or hold their hands when we walk around the lake, or that tell them I love them every chance I get, hoping that they know that their mommy loves them and they can count on me....
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I can't wait to share some funny stories from our vacation in NJ this week!!!
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