As time passes I find myself thinking fondly of things in the past. Things that I wish would have felt more important then instead of now. Things like nursing, bedtime, hard dinner times, diaper changing.... the list goes on. I think about them now and I am sad that I wished them away. Dreaming for the time when they would be able to do these things for themselves. Now they are growing and my youngest is three and I want all that time back! More cuddling nap times, more tea parties, more box cars. I remember telling my children that my name is no longer Mother and to stop calling me it. Four little ones all hollering your name at one time can be a little overwhelming. But now, now. No actually that still happens. But I do want it all to s l o w down. Except for laundry that can disappear all together. So, here's to walks to the park, catching fireflies, drive-in movies and emergency ice-cream stops. Oh and that handsome man at the bottom..... the only thing I wish away about him is his expensive hobby of shopping at Hienen's grocery store.