Yesterday I posted the Froggy’s 6 month post … and I got more than a couple comments from friends/family/readers about how much the Froggy reminded them of the Mouse when he was that age.
Really? I don’t know about that. I tend to think the Froggy is rounder. The Mouse was more angular. I don’t remember his hair being this fuzzy, or his eyes being this round.
This just goes to show you that ‘mom-nesia’ is a REAL THING.
Now that I really go back and look at the photos … yeah, I totally see it. There are slight differences … the Mouse had a HELLUVA widow’s peak, and if possible, his head was a little bigger … but yeah. They are most definitely brothers.
I look back on these photos of the Mouse and I get a little weepy.
One of my most favorite pictures … taken my the husband of all people.
I absolutely, positively, can NOT believe that those photos were taken 2.5 years ago. I can’t believe that my little Mouse is about to start PRESCHOOL. Every night, I rock the Froggy to sleep, and I just want to squeeze him into me. I want to breathe him in. I want to sit there all night long and watch him sleep.
… Because I’m going to BLINK and I won’t be rocking him to sleep anymore. I’m going to wake up one morning and be getting HIM ready for his first day of Preschool. I know I never took any time I had with the Mouse for granted, but looking back on it, I feel like I didn’t savor it like I should have. I was always looking forward to the next milestone … always waiting for him to do something new. This time I know better.
As I type this, the Mouse is leaning up against the side of my chest … not wanting to go to bed at 10pm.
I just want to freeze time.