So, you're a breastfeeding parent and either you or your child has decided it's time to wean. Knowing the best time to wean your baby is not an exact science. Maybe you decided to nurse your child more than a year and giving up the boob was their call. Perhaps you had problems with breastfeeding your baby and it inspired you to call it quits after giving it the old college try. But once it happens and your breastfeeding days are over, you can look back on the experience as a whole... and that's where things might get weird.
If I had a dollar for every time an older mother told me, "Enjoy [aspect about your baby's life or your life while you have a baby] now, because you'll miss it when it's over," I would be wealthy enough to start a foundation dedicated to making sure no one ever said that to anyone ever again. Ugh. Look, here's the deal: It might be true, but you saying it as I'm trying my damnedest to manage my preschooler's public meltdown is not friggin' helpful. So please read the following list knowing it is uttered in the spirit of sisterhood, no condescending blindness to your current struggles. It is merely a head's up that maaaaaaaaaaybe you'll miss these things at some point, and if you do you won't be alone in it.