How Time Flies By When You Become Parents

The phrases ‘they grow up so quickly’ and ‘time flies’ are the insightful words of hindsight and experience. No one can utter those words until they have long embarked on life. In this touching post, Una of The Now Moment shares her experience of How Time Flies When You Become Parents.

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‘Enjoy it! It flies.’ were the wise words uttered to me by so many since I became a parent. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents of older children and teenagers, those who can justify saying it. They say it because they know. “They grow up so quickly.”

It’s only now, 7 years in, that I understand the depth of that phrase. It’s the best advice I have ever been given and yet advice I can only appreciate in hindsight.

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These days the life journey is gathering momentum at a speed that seems to be getting faster and faster every few months. Another year. Another Christmas. Easter. Summer holidays.

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time flies by guest blogNow as we celebrate my little lady’s 5th birthday I am more aware than ever that time is flying by. She has grown into a little girl almost overnight and as we approach her first day of school never before have I wanted to tighten the reins on time and slow it all down.

Time is precious. Time flies by.

It is five years since I gave birth and cuddled my new baby. That is the same amount of time from first year to fifth year in school. One chapter seemed a lifetime, this chapter has been a blink of an eye.

My advice to new mums, as a mum who has earned some stripes… Enjoy it!

It flies, because time flies when you are having fun!

Happy birthday doll!

This post is by Blogger and Mum, Una Spillane, whose daily ambition is to get milk, have a clean house, and an empty in-tray. Most days she gets milk. She works from home and likes to write about, and record her “Now” moments on her blog The Now Moment. You can also follow Una on Facebook and Twitter.

Over to you! Let us know your thoughts on how kids grow up so fast.


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