December 13, 2005

Just Slow Down!

Dear Time,

It has come to my attention that you've now made my son six months old, and my daughter (yes, the sweet little sick girl sleeping on my lap right now) is reaching nineteen months. Due to the speedy nature in which you have caused such a dramatic swing in age (they were very recently only zero months and twelve months), I am asking that you slow things down just a bit.

There's no reason to get excited and to have everyone walking, talking, driving, cell-phoning, going-to-college, just yet. This dad needs a bit more notice before large changes occur, and would like more time in the current stage of life.

Thank you,


At 8:02 AM, MOM said...

Dear Concerned Parent,

It has been brought to my attention that you would like me to slow down time so that you should have more time with your children before they are grown and out of the house.

Sorry No Can Do! Just think, if I did that for you then I would have to do it for your parents and everyone elses parents and then we would end up back with Adam and Eve.

It would also mean that you would then still be at home with your parents and not the proud Papa that you are and then you wouldn't care about time being slow. You would want it to speed up so you could learn to walk, run, drive, go to college etc etc.

Life goes on, you just have to enjoy what you have now and be sure to take the time. You are lucky as you are home with yours. Too many parents now miss the little things and even the big things, because they are out there rushing around trying to get that promotion, that new car, fancy house, vacation etc etc.

Be thankful and then take a breath, take a nap, and then play with yours because before you know it you will be telling them about how it was when you were growing up in the good old days.

Time flys when you're having fun!

See you December 31st!


Father Time


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