Bye-bye babyhood

our bundles of happinessAs parents, we come across a point in our lives when we wish we could go back in time, back to the moments when our kids were still babies.  We were so in love with our little ones that we cuddled them in our arms at every chance that we can; we loved their baby scent, and we couldn’t help but give them kisses every minute of the day on those cute chubby cheeks.  And in return, they would look into our eyes and overwhelm us with the most beautiful and innocent smile.i got this

 

Years pass and our infants turn into ‘little misses’ and ‘little misters’.  They start to assert their independence in everything that they do, whether when they’re eating, playing with friends, going to school, taking a bath and others.

 

big already

This came to my mind one day, when I noticed my three-year-old was not scared of walking all by himself anymore.

“Let go mom, I’m three years old now remember? I am big already!”

 

A stream of memories flowed through my mind, reminiscing all the times that I was with my own parents, and how fast it feels now that I have grown up.  I then start to ponder at how fast time flies and how much I should cherish each moment that they are still kids.

 

 

 

sofie and zackI also recalled that I was not the only one feeling that way.  On the eve of Zack’s third birthday, I overheard our daughter talking with her little brother as they prepare for bedtime…

Zack: Ate (big sister) I want to brush my teeth all the way home…

Sofie: Oh Zack, tomorrow you will be three

Zack: Yah, I will be big already

Sofie: I will miss you when you are two…

Somehow, Sofie’s reply made both of them speechless.

Sofie: I think I will cry tomorrow

My daughter then noticed me eavesdropping behind the door.

Sofie: Mommy, are you going to cry too? You want to cry together?

 

Then, earlier as I was doing the dishes my youngest son, Zack, ran to me looking very sad and worried…

“Mommy, Kuya (big brother) said when I grow up, I will grow a mustache but I don’t want to have a mustache…”

ethan, in charge of the wheeldaddy's little girl forever

It was cute and funny, and I guess they were not that eager to grow up soon too.

 

As I recall these conversations, I somehow feel happy because I can see and be a part of all these changes they were going through.  Then I realize, saying good bye to babyhood is not that hard at all.

 

What about you moms and dads, do you have this moments too?

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19 Responses

  1. Mai says:

    Awww.. your daughter is so cute, and all your kids sound so smart in their young ages. I may not be a parent yet, but I know bright kids when I see them.

  2. joy says:

    That is so cute 🙂 My kiddo is growing up too fast as well but I don’t have these dialogues yet because he doesn’t talk yet.

  3. Franc Ramon says:

    Kids are really lovable when they are still babies while they were still so innocent but I guess having them grow up to be good person is the challenge.

  4. joey says:

    Priceless! We gotta cherish these moments with our kids coz they’re really not gonna happen again. My kids are all growing so fast, as well, and sometimes we wish they’re just li’l babies once more. But of course, it’s all different with every stage.

    Again, just cherish each moment.

  5. Gigi Beleno says:

    Time really flies fast and our kids grew fast as well as they came to learn and explore a lot of things. For now we can just always cherished the time we can spend with them ‘coz soon when they become tween, likely they will go on their own.

  6. papaleng says:

    Age 2 and below, just normal years for me but 3 years and up, this is where I totally appreciate my kids ‘kakulitan’.

  7. Makoy says:

    your kids stories are so funny and I have to say that they grow up so fast. So to the parents make sure to cherish every moment.

  8. marri says:

    I have 2 teenagers now, my daughter is turning 18 and my second son is almost 14. If only I can turn back time… I will be delighted to take videos of their baby moments but I only have photos of them. Then came my youngest who will be 4 this June, I documented his little milestones through my blogs.

    BTW, your kids are adorable!

  9. Yeah, how every mother wishes to go back that time. But,we also love kids growing up and starting to learn on their own. . .

  10. They grow up o fast don’t they? I remember 2 years ago when my son was born and just looking at his angelic face… now it seems like I live with a mini Darth Vader and he has turned our house into his empire… You gotta love kids 🙂

    • paulanicolas says:

      You’re right there Pao. And right now, we are enjoying these younglings 🙂 I hope they won’t grow that fast.

  11. Kenneth Ravida says:

    Parents just want all their babies to stay just babies, so they can take care of them always, its always a mix emotion of happiness and regret sometimes when a baby is growing up

  12. Well, you have the same sentiments as my Mums. 🙂 Everytime we have this laugh and bonding moments, she would ALWAYS reminisce things of the past, not just those happy memories but mostly the embarrassing ones HAHA!

  13. Erika says:

    Yes of course I remember when she was still so small that she fits snugly when I cradle her in my arms. Now she’s 4 and doesn’t want me to carry her! 🙁

    🙂 Erika
    http://erikarodica.com

  14. How time flies! New exciting challenges await the parents as kids grow up!:)

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