Tonight we decorated our Christmas tree. The boys were in pure heaven, and I had to keep my OCD in check a little bit.
They clump all the ornaments in ONE SPOT and it takes EVERYTHING WITHIN ME to not correct their work in front of them. I always spread the ornaments out a bit after they go to bed. ;)
We had a fun family evening. It's crazy how fast these years are going. I feel like I was JUST dreaming about the days when they'd be big enough to hang the ornaments themselves. Tonight they did the whooooole tree. In past years, they've hung a few and then bored quickly. Tonight, they were totally into it and loving it!
It's amazing to see them enjoying the season. It's bittersweet in a way because it's all going to fast. And I have lots of days where I am just too tired to see straight, and wish for their high school days when they'll be sleeping in. So I can sleep in. But I know that I will blink, and it will be here. And on nights like tonight, I don't want them to be big ever. I want them to stay little, in awe and wonder at our Christmas tree, squealing with delight each time we pull out a new ornament to hang. Little grubby hands clamoring at the chance to hang as many ornaments as they can.
It's going too fast.
We try to be mindful of this as much as we can. Jason and I try to help each other be in the moment with them as much as physically possible. For me know that it will go too fast, and we will look back and miss these days.
The days are long, but the years are short. And it's so, so true.
Blessed to have the littles that we have. They're a handful, they're crazy, loud, rambunctious and exhausting. But they are incredible little humans and we wouldn't have it any other way.