The Best Age Ever

Posted 12-22-2011 at 03:27 PM by Krista

We are having a birthday party for my oldest, Alison, today. It is not actually her birthday, but being born two days before Christmas can make it hard to plan parties. Who wants to be the parent that throws a birthday party when others are already strapped buying Christmas presents? Heck, I can barely afford it and I know it’s coming all year! Each year I pull out the calendar when the month of December begins and we figure out when we can do a celebration for her. This year it fell on Monday, which is only six days before Christmas anyway.

It is so hard to believe she will be three. I feel like I have blinked and missed it somehow. I know that can’t be the case, though, because I have tons of pictures showing her in various stages of growth. Even so, it feels like such a short time ago that I held her and rocked her to sleep, singing softly in her ear. Truly, as much as I treasure the memories of her newborn stage, her babyhood, her entry into the world of being a toddler, I feel right now is the best age ever!

Of course, I have always thought that and hope I always will. I decided long ago that I wasn’t going to pine for another baby when she turned a year old, that I wasn’t going to wish away the time she spent in diapers, either. I try to enjoy each and every moment knowing that soon it will be gone. Yes, the challenges will change, but the joy is swept away into a memory, too. So right now she is the best age ever. She is perfectly, wonderfully beautiful at the ripe old age of three!

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4 Responses to “The Best Age Ever”

  1. nebraskamom on December 22nd, 2011 5:23 pm

    I agree! My DD will be three in April. This age is so neat. I especially love that her imagination is running wild. I catch her in pretend play frequently. She has personality that fills the room. Who needs T.V. just listen to a toddler.

  2. bigmama67 on December 23rd, 2011 7:59 am

    My daughter was 3 on October 17, two weeks before Halloween. She is SUCH a joy right now – cuddly, imaginative, adaptable – and she is also SUCH an opinionated little madame with her “Let me do it!” and “I don’t want that!” LOL. I have a son who just turned 9 and that is also really great because he is starting to understand things on a whole new level, and yet he is still young enough that he believes (almost) every word we say.

    Enjoy this time! Every age has its own joys (and trials!) Happy holidays!

  3. Krista on December 29th, 2011 10:07 am

    Hope you both are loving every moment with your precious kiddos! Thanks for reading!

  4. amb2j on January 3rd, 2012 12:13 pm

    Krista, you said it so well :-). I feel the same way. I try to enjoy everything about every stage (even if its getting up in the night or getting peed on) because I know one day those will simply be happy/funny memories.

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