She’s not so little or is she?


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I had one of those “hit me like a freight train” type of moments on Monday.

Maddy and I went to the mall after lunch for a couple quick errands.  While we were there, she wanted to play on one of those floor things.  Where just by stepping on the image, she can make it move or change.

So I parked myself on the bench and watched her hop around.  And then two other little girls joined in.  Both of which were younger than Maddy.

That’s when it happened.  As I sat there watching Maddy interact with these other two little girls, who I learned were 13 months old and I think 20 months old, that I had a “hit by a freight train” type of moment.

It just hit me all of the sudden that Maddy was the big kid, she’s not little anymore.  Only she still is little.

But she was the big kid, who helped the 13 month old when she dropped her cup.

She was the child asking the 20 month old if she would like to play with them.

Maddy was the one who helped steady the 13 month old when she ran into her by mistake.

It hit me and made me a little sad at how fast time goes.

To me she is still so little, only being 3 years old.  But on Monday as I sat there watching her, I did realize she’s capable of many things.  I didn’t have to tell her to watch out for the little 13 month old, she just did.  She is still so little but she has learned so much in such a short time.

And so while I felt a twinge of sad that she was the “big” kid, I also felt a surge of joy for who Maddy is.

Do you ever have those moments where, in the middle of the mundane, some realization just hits you?

This post is linked to Pour your heart out at Things I can’t say.

9 Responses to She’s not so little or is she?
  1. Shell
    November 16, 2011 | 11:01 am

    I’ve had those moments with mine at the playground. They aren’t the little ones who need help any more.

  2. Sarah
    November 16, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    When I was reading this the first thing I thought about was how when they are the little ones at the playground they sometimes call the bigger kids (well the slightly bigger kids) babies. Always cracks me up.

    I have those moments a lot and I love when I have them because they remind me to slow down and take it all in. But yet those moments always weigh heavy on me too. The whole thing is going too fast.

    I am glad you had a moment to sit during the sometimes crazy mall moments and slow down and sit and have that moment. They are precious and sometimes the hustle keeps us from having them.

    Have a great day with YOUR LITTLE GIRL! She will always be your baby!

  3. christine
    November 16, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    I have these. All.the.time. How does time fly by so quickly?

  4. Lizbeth
    November 16, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    Sometimes like a cinderblock. I wish I had some warning although I’m not sure that would even prepare me. How I wish they would stay small some days and on others—I’m just begging for bedtime!

  5. JDaniel4's Mom
    November 16, 2011 | 2:11 pm

    Time is flying at my house too. It sure moves fast when you are a mom.

  6. mrs.monica
    November 16, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    Found you on PYHO. I had my moment when my daughter was born. My son was always my baby. I treated him a bit younger than I probably should, carried him when he should have been walking, still used a stroller (he’s 4 btw) until I saw my BIG BOY next to my newborn. Holy crap…he’s huge! I was trying frantically to hold onto the baby moments with him, which sometimes still happen when he’s sick, hurt or when we’re cuddling in bed…but he’s a big boy now. wow!

  7. Heather
    November 16, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    My son was 4 when my daughter was born too. So I completely get that feeling you had. I remember seeing Hayden and thinking he had grown in the 24 hours since I had seen him last, no longer little to me. I didn’t love that feeling at all.

  8. Rebecca @ Unexplained X2
    November 21, 2011 | 5:48 am

    Yes! I have those moments all the time and they nearly knock me down!

  9. girlinthedr
    December 5, 2011 | 7:41 am

    i think this all the time! i have a two year old who thinks the little boy who lives next door is a baby – and he’s like one month younger than her. she helps him with all his stuff and picks up after him, because “mommy he a baby and i big!”

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She’s not so little or is she?


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I had one of those “hit me like a freight train” type of moments on Monday.

Maddy and I went to the mall after lunch for a couple quick errands.  While we were there, she wanted to play on one of those floor things.  Where just by stepping on the image, she can make it move or change.

So I parked myself on the bench and watched her hop around.  And then two other little girls joined in.  Both of which were younger than Maddy.

That’s when it happened.  As I sat there watching Maddy interact with these other two little girls, who I learned were 13 months old and I think 20 months old, that I had a “hit by a freight train” type of moment.

It just hit me all of the sudden that Maddy was the big kid, she’s not little anymore.  Only she still is little.

But she was the big kid, who helped the 13 month old when she dropped her cup.

She was the child asking the 20 month old if she would like to play with them.

Maddy was the one who helped steady the 13 month old when she ran into her by mistake.

It hit me and made me a little sad at how fast time goes.

To me she is still so little, only being 3 years old.  But on Monday as I sat there watching her, I did realize she’s capable of many things.  I didn’t have to tell her to watch out for the little 13 month old, she just did.  She is still so little but she has learned so much in such a short time.

And so while I felt a twinge of sad that she was the “big” kid, I also felt a surge of joy for who Maddy is.

Do you ever have those moments where, in the middle of the mundane, some realization just hits you?

This post is linked to Pour your heart out at Things I can’t say.

9 Responses to She’s not so little or is she?
  1. Shell
    November 16, 2011 | 11:01 am

    I’ve had those moments with mine at the playground. They aren’t the little ones who need help any more.

  2. Sarah
    November 16, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    When I was reading this the first thing I thought about was how when they are the little ones at the playground they sometimes call the bigger kids (well the slightly bigger kids) babies. Always cracks me up.

    I have those moments a lot and I love when I have them because they remind me to slow down and take it all in. But yet those moments always weigh heavy on me too. The whole thing is going too fast.

    I am glad you had a moment to sit during the sometimes crazy mall moments and slow down and sit and have that moment. They are precious and sometimes the hustle keeps us from having them.

    Have a great day with YOUR LITTLE GIRL! She will always be your baby!

  3. christine
    November 16, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    I have these. All.the.time. How does time fly by so quickly?

  4. Lizbeth
    November 16, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    Sometimes like a cinderblock. I wish I had some warning although I’m not sure that would even prepare me. How I wish they would stay small some days and on others—I’m just begging for bedtime!

  5. JDaniel4's Mom
    November 16, 2011 | 2:11 pm

    Time is flying at my house too. It sure moves fast when you are a mom.

  6. mrs.monica
    November 16, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    Found you on PYHO. I had my moment when my daughter was born. My son was always my baby. I treated him a bit younger than I probably should, carried him when he should have been walking, still used a stroller (he’s 4 btw) until I saw my BIG BOY next to my newborn. Holy crap…he’s huge! I was trying frantically to hold onto the baby moments with him, which sometimes still happen when he’s sick, hurt or when we’re cuddling in bed…but he’s a big boy now. wow!

  7. Heather
    November 16, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    My son was 4 when my daughter was born too. So I completely get that feeling you had. I remember seeing Hayden and thinking he had grown in the 24 hours since I had seen him last, no longer little to me. I didn’t love that feeling at all.

  8. Rebecca @ Unexplained X2
    November 21, 2011 | 5:48 am

    Yes! I have those moments all the time and they nearly knock me down!

  9. girlinthedr
    December 5, 2011 | 7:41 am

    i think this all the time! i have a two year old who thinks the little boy who lives next door is a baby – and he’s like one month younger than her. she helps him with all his stuff and picks up after him, because “mommy he a baby and i big!”

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