My theory is that we don’t notice our kids growing up so quickly because we have so much going on with our parental responsibilities. Even though it seemed like just yesterday Chad was a baby, and definitely not long ago he was in high school and I was the one thinking about running away from home .. he’s all grown up now and it’s his little girl I’m watching grow up too quickly.
Look at that girl! Almost 5 years old. Eating sushi with her chopsticks . . left handed! If I had just seen that picture and not known it was Addie, I would not have recognized her . . looking so big and grown up.
Not getting to see her often, I suppose that makes it seem like she’s growing up faster than if I saw her more often. I’m working on changing that too! 🙂