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The Seconds are Flying By

By Katy Agro Myers

Here we are, down to the wire. Only two early-dismissal days left in the school year for my family and I'm simultaneously excited and terrified. I miss my kids, I'm excited to have more time with them. We've been so dang busy this Spring, and I'm ready for the slower pace of summer. (The jokes on me though because Fall sports have already begun and we're doing swim team this year too.) And I'm terrified of how I'm going to get all my work done while balancing having summer fun with the kids. Add in training for this 65-mile bike ride in the fall, and well...I want to just throw up.

But I swear every time I turn around this week, one of my boys has grown. They are looking a little less baby every day and a little more boy. That oldest of mine, I swear he looks 13 going on 30. I see hints of manhood in him - but he's still my baby. If he snuggles with me or sits on my lap, I take full advantage of every bit I can get. Because you know what? I can see how darn fast it goes. The seconds are flying by.

So I'm setting a goal for myself for the summer. To try to take in as many moments as I can. To try not to stress about the little things. To pick my battles for only the things that REALLY matter. To have more FUN with my boys. To do cannonballs. To go down the waterslide. To go fishing (even if I have to touch a worm or a slimy fish). And in the meantime, I'm going to enjoy the last few minutes of peace before the house is full of rowdy boys. I hope you have a chance to take a breath too.





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