I was in Sam Moon today picking up a few accessories and Reia had to go to the bathroom. As I was keeping an eye on her and Reese, who doesn't like to stay still for long, I realized she was just, well, sitting there. So, I hurried her up nicely and we walked out as another woman did whose kids were in their 30's. (She told me so.)
She commented on how this time was so precious and I needed to really enjoy it. I assured her I did, and although I love to have time to myself, I miss the girls within 3 minutes of them being out of my sight.
Here was her response:
"When they are little they step on your toes. When they grow up they step on your heart."
So here is my question. Do you think she meant that in a "All kids grow up and make choices you would rather them not, but they still love you" kind of way or, "My kids don't even talk to me anymore" kind of way.
The former I am preparing myself for, the latter--not so much. I just don't know what to make of it. How about you?