Sunday, October 5, 2008

In the Blink...

...of an eye:

Your friends have children that walk and talk. They point to something in a book and speak the words to you describing what is on the page. How did they grow so fast already? They have a full head of hair and teeth! And now a baby sibling. Sigh.

You're looking at your husband's clothes hanging in the closet - slightly wrinkled dress shirts hanging in a row. Your marriage is over two years old already. How you thought about these beginning days of adulthood and marriage when you were small! Now they've arrived, and with you barely noticing. You fold socks and underwear on the bed, and put them neatly in a drawer, eyeball the little tufts of dog hair gathering in every corner of the house. You'll get to that later. Your husband pecks you on the mouth as he leaves to play tennis with his Dad down the road. You walk the dog, brush her, and do some laundry. This adult life falls into place in the blink of an eye, and're living it.


Jody said...

As my mother says, "The older you get, the faster the time flies by."
How true!! It seems like yesterday, I was sitting on the bed reading stories to my 2 little boys, now suddenly I'm doing that with my grandsons. How did that happen?!?

Larissa said...

It's scary, isn't it? I'm trying not to be one of those people that "mourns" the passing of time, but I am definitely sentimental, and thus react to time in an "oh my gosh" sort of way...thanks for commenting!