I’ve discovered the only fool-proof way to make time pass by faster than you ever thought humanly possible. I’m talking the “wake up and 4 years have passed” kind of speed. The type of time bending only seen in grossly over budgeted sci-fi movies. It’s really very easy to make time pass; Have Kids!
Today is Dylan’s 4th birthday, and it has been met by me with disbelief. As I am prone to do on occasion, I sat in his bed watching him sleep last night and could not believe that my second born little boy is already 4 years old. 4 YEARS! Only those with children can truly understand how fast time flies by when you start having kids. I can’t explain it, but I feel like we had his 3rd Birthday party just last month, and his 2nd Birthday party was a few weeks before that. He can’t possibly be 4 years old, can he?
There is a great balancing act happening in our home, where I want time to slow down; but my kids are racing through life on a collision course towards adulthood. As a perfect example; Dylan told me yesterday that he didn’t want to be 4, but wanted to go ahead and be 5 this year. Of course I want him to stay 3 for as long as possible, and cringe at the thought of my baby boy being 4 years old. I know that soon enough time will swallow us all whole, and I’ll look back and think that 4 years isn’t much of a milestone. However on this 29th day of October in the year 2007; I take some solace that I do have 365 days until I have to let him turn 5. Hopefully it will be a slow year.
Happy Birthday Dylan Joel!