Differences

(Big boy Jan. 05)

Today as I was folding laundry Baby boy kept himself occupied by pulling all of the clean clothes out of the laundry basket and throwing them on the floor.  The moment made me remember a time when Big Boy was close to the same age.  I was folding laundry and he was doing the exact same thing, throwing clean clothes all over the floor.  Only when Big Boy did it all those years ago, I stopped and took a picture.  Then I posted the picture online for my family to see.  It was so cute that he was “helping” me do laundry.

It’s interesting how our reactions to the same situation can vary so much.  Today as I was in pretty much the exact same situation, I didn’t even think to get my camera.  I was just glad that Baby Boy was occupied so that I could actually get the laundry folded.  I’m sure back when Big Boy was playing in the clean clothes I had plenty of time to get the laundry folded and put away.  It didn’t matter if I took a few minutes to snap a picture.  These days that isn’t the case.  It’s not unusual for clean laundry to sit in a basket for days waiting to be folded.  Honestly, most of it probably doesn’t get folded at all because it get worn again before it makes it into the drawer.

Lack of time isn’t the only thing that affects my reactions now.  Your perspective changes from your 1st child to your 3rd.  With your first everything is so new and exciting.  You can’t believe how cute and smart they are.  The more kids you have the more things just become normal things all kids do.  Of course you love your 3rd child just as much as your 1st but you certainly see things differently.  And your 3rd child playing with laundry is certainly nothing to write home about.

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