Enjoy it. Because it Goes So Fast. (In Illustrations)

My kid is still very young.  Often veteran mothers will get that dreamy, far-away look in their eyes and tell me to enjoy this time with my little one because it goes so fast.  And I nod and half-agree with them.  Yes, it does, sometimes.  There are parts of it that are already going way too fast and there are parts that are not going anywhere near fast enough.

This is how (in my experience) it normally plays out.

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And to all the parents who tell me “it goes so fast,” please know that yes, you are right.   It does go so fast.  I don’t always feel like hearing that, but I promise I do know it.  A few weeks ago I wrote about it here.

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  1. Maybe raising children is like childbirth. After it’s over you forget the pain?

  2. Nope. I can assure you, it doesn’t. Being a mum of a 10 and 12 year old I am (quite suddenly) faced with the fact that I am going to be mum of teenage future women and won’t have little girls by my side anymore. But despite the teenage surprise, it definitely did not go fast. Years of sleepless exhaustion, cold coffee, peeing in company and having a short person shouting some sort of emergency at me I as was trying to rinse the shampoo out of my hair in in the shower were just that: Years and years. Ages. Aeons. And although in my memory I mostly stored the cute episodes, I love leaving the house with just a quick check of ‘keys, money, lipstick’, go. Wait another ten years though, and I probably will stand in front of some sleep-deprived young woman with spew on her track-suit bottom and tell her how I blinked, and it was gone. Memory does that to you.

    this was absolutely one of the funniest things I have ever read. Excellent.

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      I say it in real life all the time and always wonder who knows what I’m talking about and who thinks I’m a lunatic.

  4. I found your blog through the post on how tattoos will ruin your life, but babies are totally fine. I just spent the last seven hours reading through everything and laughing like a madman.

    This blog has served so, so many times to just reinforce why I never want kids, but damn, your writing is absolutely brilliant!

    My mom sent me off to college not long ago and she was saying pretty much the same thing: it’s over too fast. Good thing she has my teenaged brother left to keep her company. 😛

  5. Ha! This is hilarious. I don’t have kids yet, but… I imagine this is what it is like a lot of the time.

  6. Have been missing your posts! No laughs for me since May. Hope all is well with you and your little one.

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      working on a larger project but I’m just now finishing it up and getting back to blogging 🙂 Thanks for the nice note.

  7. It does go fast. It felt like 5 minutes…under water.

  8. This is so funny, creative and true! Thank you for it!

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