Hurry Up, Slow Down
Hurry up baby, we can’t wait to meet you
Slow down baby, you’re only a month old and already so different
Hurry up baby, mama and papa need to sleep again
Slow down baby, we’re not ready for crawling
Hurry up baby, we want to see your first steps
Slow down baby, you’re too quick!
Hurry up baby, we want to hear your voice
Slow down baby, you’re making no sense
Hurry up baby, feeding time is messy
Slow down baby, milk time snuggles are precious
Hurry up baby, your big bed is waiting
Slow down baby, those stairs are scary
Hurry up baby, lets go on an adventure
Slow down baby, your fearlessness is terrifying
Hurry up baby, learning is fun
Slow down baby, I don’t want you to know about that
Hurry up baby, you’ll make new friends
Slow down baby, I still want to play
And that’s where I’m at. They’re growing up and away, I’m caught between wanting the next stage to arrive and wanting to hold on a little longer to the here and now.
Six years have gone in no time, they’ve just met their Yr 2 teacher, and I’m wondering how on earth the years have passed by so fast.
It’s time for this mama to stop wishing the days away, or reminiscing about the past, and just enjoy the here and now.