As I was telling Bennett about how, years ago, before kids, it used to be just Daddy and me in our apartment and then in our house, he said, “I bet you were like, ‘I wish we had some kids right now!'” A minute later, as we were still discussing this childlessness phenomenon that he can’t even wrap his brain around, he said, “I bet Dad was like ‘If you don’t get kids right now you’re fired!'” Obviously, this cracked me up.
It is getting hard to remember what it was like before we had them. I don’t wish we’d waited longer (we were married 3 years before Luke was born) but I do wish that we’d realized how much we should enjoy the little bit of time we had together before we were responsible for other people. We also should have slept more during those years.
Kelli recently blogged about being in a restaurant and realizing, wow, we’re a family now. As we sat around a restaurant table last night, I couldn’t help but think of the same thing…this is really my family! And how far we’ve come in ten years’ time, and how thankful I am for these boys. Even if one of them did wake me at 2:45 this morning to get him a kleenex that was literally 18 inches from his face (Bennett), and another woke me at 5:15 with his worst bloody nose ever (and first in a long time), creating massive amounts of laundry (Luke). Oh well. I’ll sleep when they’re grown.