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Time with the kids is precious.
You really begin to understand this as the kids grow up and especially as those long, relaxing days of summer turn into the more busy back-to-school hours that are beginning this month.
When the kids are born, you have approximately 940 Saturdays together before they fly the coop. Yes, someone somewhere counted up all those days and we get less than a thousand weekends (really not much when you look at it like that, is it).
When they’re young, “The days are long but the years are short” as Gretchen Rubin would say. Then they get older and both the days and the years fly by quickly.
I only have 55 more Saturdays with my oldest.
And here’s what’s been eating at me lately — as the kids get older, their schedule becomes full of things (fun things) that they want to do. BUT (and it’s a big but), they still REALLY need that time with you!