Today was a good day. A cupcake day. But our youngest son will be heading to high school in Jan 2017 (Year 7 in Australia), so my cupcake days are almost over.
Only yesterday he was the little boy who painted this with an art teacher...
And looked like this when he went to school:
Last night I had plenty of hours to think about my fleeting days.
We were up all night with the girl in the family. She had an allergic reaction to tick medication. (Did you know this could be a thing with little dogs? It's like they're having a stroke. Awful...but she's feeling better now, thank goodness.)
Sleep deprivation used to be routine and came from this little boy, but like the cupcake days, those days are over. (Maybe when he gets his license in December, the sleepless nights will start again??)
Canadian singer Joni Mitchell sang it best (way way back in 1970...)
Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got til it's gone?
Yesterday I complained about walking the dog. Sunset, crisp winter air and me, grumbling. Today I wish she were bursting with energy so we could run...
All our days are over so soon.
Was it the last time I'll bake cupcakes for school? Maybe it was, and I barely noticed.
I need to pay attention.
To the buds while I'm walking the dog...
To papaya and lime for breakfast while I still have two boys sleeping in at home:
I need to pay attention before it's gone.
I hope you have the best day noticing your sweet moments, too.