My youngest is growing up way too fast. He's quickly approaching his sixth birthday and, no, I'm not ready. A lot of parents brag about their kids and talk how adorable they are, but that's not what I'm doing. You guys, this is the truth: my son is the sweetest human on the planet. Sure, I'm biased, but others tend to agree. So, honestly, the fact that there are more than a few toddler moments I wish I could relive over and over again is anything but a surprise. After all, the time is passing too quickly, and I'm not ready for him to abandon his toddler-like tendencies. Actually, I wish I could manipulate time so I could experience some of his 2-year-old toddler moments forever.
It's no secret that the journey from my oldest daughter to my youngest son was a difficult one. While my daughter came easily after a typical pregnancy and delivery, my son didn't. He arrived after two pregnancy losses and a ridiculous amount of hope. So once he was in my arms we had an understanding — he'd remain adorable, and I'd remain completely captivated. This agreement has continued since our very first meeting, and I'm going to happily assume it will remain forever.
Every night, after I tuck both my son and my daughter into bed, I sit in our living room and reflect on the day. Even at times when I've felt challenged as a mother, or acutely aware that I didn't handle certain situations the way I should've, I always circle back to some of my favorite memories and sit with them for as long as possible. My son has never been one to leave me with a dull day, so with that, here's some of his best toddler moments I really want to relive as often as possible.