As Trace Adkins’ song states “You’re Gonna Miss This” and that’s what I realized last night.
My toddlers got excited when a package arrived and there was big plastic bubble wrap in the box. Instead of playing with them, I got upset at how loud the noise was when they kept trying to pop them. I had to stop and give myself a wake up call. One day, I’m gonna miss them wanting to play with something as simple as a box and bubble wrap. So today we will make a rocket ship out of that box.
Same goes with my cell phone. I realized I’m on it way too much looking thru social media when they are awake. One day, I’m gonna be begging them to get off their cell phones and talk with me, so why am I not doing that now in return. I think they are young enough to amuse themselves with their toys, but why am I not getting down on the floor and playing with them? I like seeing their imagination in play, but I need to make a bigger effort to be goofy and play WITH them.
I’ve read that’s the number one regret of parents is not playing WITH their kids when they had the chance. Yes I know life with toddlers can be challenging, test your patience, and be exhausting, but some day you’re gonna miss this, so enjoy life in the moment.