written by Cathy Baker, mom of two daughters who will both be in Middle School next year!
Anyone else feel the years flying by?
I *blinked* and now my girls are both going to be in Middle School! Gulp. How did this happen?
I gasped a couple weeks ago after I found these words coming out of my mouth to my daughter, “Well next year, at this time, you will be one of those high schoolers!” What?! Not possible. And yet it is reality.
Just a few quick reminders to savor today with your children (and your spouse too!).
- Smile at your child(ren).
- Look them in the eye. Every day. Catch the sparkle in their eye before you look away.
- Laugh with them.
- Don’t forget the power of touch. A hug. A shoulder squeeze. A high five. A back rub.
So simple. Yet in the busy-ness of life, sometimes so easy to forget how much these little things make a difference every day.