When I pulled into the parking lot of a local public garden today there were so many cars there I knew the tulips must be in bloom – and they were! The garden was full of lots of moms with strollers and that brought back memories of what seems like “just yesterday” when I was there pushing a double stroller while chatting with other moms.
Kids sure do grow up fast.
One day about 26 years ago I was in line in a grocery store with two fussy toddlers who did not want to be there, and a cart full of groceries. An older grey haired woman in line behind me said, “Honey, treasure this time because they will grow up fast.”
While I might have smiled and said thank you (I don’t remember what I said…), I was feeling quite harried and I remember thinking to myself that “it’s been a long time since this woman has had to deal with fussy toddlers in a store”.
And now that our kids are “grown and flown” I realize the truth of the old lady’s words.
Here are some photos from the gardens! 🙂