Friday, August 10, 2012

Life goes too fast

It's amazing how time flies.  I had so many good intentions to write posts more frequently, and then somehow, I end up busy, and before I know it, it's been two weeks since my last post.

Nathan is over six weeks old already.  When all the stars align, (which for a baby means that he's just woken up and isn't tired, he's been fed and has a clean diaper), you just might get lucky and coax a smile out of him.  It's pretty doggone cute.  Reuben and Kaylee seem to think that any facial expression that isn't crying is a smile, and Reuben frequently makes comments about Nathan's various baby noises that Nathan has just said something "like a real human".  Kids are hilarious, especially with babies.

Reuben starts school in four weeks.  I assume anyway.  We haven't had the official word yet if the SK students start right on time with everyone else or if they stagger them in or how that all works.  It's a little mind-blowing that my little boy is heading off to school.  It's a bittersweet moment when I actually manage to find the time to sit and think about it, which isn't often.  (In fact, most of the time I forget it's happening.)

Am I supposed to be excited that it won't be my job to keep him entertained anymore?  But at the same time, I know that school changes people, and he's going to be influenced by so much more than just the things in our little home, and wow, I am so grateful that we're sending him to a Christian school so I at least have that reassurance behind what those influences are going to be.

I find myself wanting to do more things one on one with each of the kids, but struggling with such an immense lack of time and opportunity because they all need me to be there all the time.  I go grocery shopping with just Kaylee and me pretty regularly, but Reuben hates getting groceries, so I need to find something to do with just him and me, hopefully before school starts.  I'm thinking maybe I just might be able to convince him to come shopping if I tell him it's for his school supplies and bribe him with Tim Horton's when we're finished.

Anyway, it's now two hours since I typed this post up, and I somehow managed to get myself so distracted that I didn't just wrap this up and hit "Publish".  So that's what I'm doing now... 

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