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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"Let's kick this pig."

Oh...the stuff I've been keeping from the world...Bad blogger.

The kids are sort, of, 'old' now. Well not "old", but certainly oldER. They have personalities, wills, attitudes, ideas and 'isms of their own. And because they belong to me and I spend many a waking minute with them does not diminish the number of moments in which I stand marveling at exactly how they got to be so big, so witty and so...clever. I SWEAR it was yesterday  we were preparing 21 bottles a day, carting 3 infant car seats all over creation. I don't understand how they grew up so quickly.

Nor can I ever really decide if I'm happy about the cool people they've become or if I'm so sad that life happens so very, very quickly. I'm constantly torn, as I imagine most parents are, at various stages of their children's lives.

Several weeks ago, I picked them up after work, at my mom's house. In our usual fashion, she relayed the day's events to me-Who was good, who was...devilish not, who hit whom, who got hurt, who said what, etc.

On this particular day, they had to run around and do some errands with my mom. So she said something to them, to the effect of, "Let's get this show on the road" to rustle them all into action. Without missing a beat, Colton chimes in with, "No, Grammy. Let's kick this pig!"

When she told me this story, my first thought was, "Brian will be so proud!" Our goofy little dude used a ridiculous phrase you taught him, and he used it in PERFECT context!" My next thought was, "How did he become witty enough to know how and when to use that?!" Needless to say, it has become a family favorite.

These kids. They are truly something else. You know they turn five in 2 months?? As in YEARS! Five years old! 

{H, C, E}

I remember when they were THIS little, telling Brian that it would be FOREVER before they were 5. Forever came kinda quickly....they weren't even 5 weeks in this picture...

 {E, H, C}

So there it is. They're not gettin' any younger, and clearly neither am I. So it's now or never.

I read my FB inbox the other day (you know, the "OTHER" folder that I forget all about?) and there were 9 notes from some amazing moms and moms-to-be who had stumbled upon this little ol' blog and were so thankful that they had. So thankful for the positive attitude and information I had shared throughout our journey. I  spent the next hour responding to each and every one of them and their many questions. It sort of reenergized me...re-inspired me, reminded me why I used to write. My kids were amazing when they were infants, but they're pretty flippin awesome little people now. And we have new life lessons to share..and we're ready.

Thanks again for sticking around.

Let's kick this pig.  :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, Ami,
I remember when mine turned 5, too, and how all of a sudden they just seemed SO old! Yours are so beautiful and I just love how you love them. Whether you are blogging every day or not, you are inspiring! Hugs to you!

Kathy Meindl

Ann Brosnan said...

Yay! What a perfect start to the day! A Bunchkin blog!

Courtney said...

Kick this pig, indeed. Welcome back, Ami. We've missed you!

Jenny said...

Your family is so beautiful! Such a fun blog, and so inspiring and optimistic! Thanks for your great attitude--it's contagious!

--Jenny Mathis :)

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Courtney said...

I have always loved reading your blog but now as I find myself having panic moments about being a mom to multiples myself I find myself re-reading your old posts and loving them that much more. Don't stop sharing! XOXO

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