I was thinking of how small Rory was when we moved back to San Diego. He barely talked, was still in diapers, sleeping in a crib and taking 2 naps a day. Now none of those things are true – especially the talking part.
As I’m trying to squeak out a quick little blog post, my Little Buddy is crawling all over me and trying to get a few of his own words typed out. Trying to fight off a wiry little 3 year old while typing isn’t easy.
The picture above was taken less than a week after we moved back to San Diego. I don’t know why, but when I see Rory in that picture, I imagine him acting just like he does right now, but I know it’s not true.
Maybe it’s because he can still fit into that shirt and I’m pretty sure he wore those pants less than 6 months ago, but they were on the shorter side. Or maybe it’s because he was an ornery little boy at 20 months and he is still an ornery little boy at 3 years old.
The same thing goes for Kamryn. Although a year and half has passed, I find it increasingly difficult to remember her as a freshly turned 4 year old. She couldn’t ride a bike, swim or read any words and now those are all crossed off her bucket list.
I’m curious in 5 years if I’ll look at my 10 year old and 8 year old and think the same thing as I do now, but with updated accomplishments. It used to be impossible for me to imagine Kamryn going to school, but she did and it wasn’t traumatic or strange. I kind of feel the same way about Rory now that he is entering preschool age, but I’m sure that when his first day of school rolls around it will come and go just like Kamryn’s did.