Have you ever watched The Wizard of Oz and found yourself watching that hourglass, willing the sand to stop slipping away?

Or sat at the edge of the rising tide and attempted to furiously dig a moat around your sandcastle in order to prevent it from being washed away?

I'm in that place right now.  Wanting desperately to stop time, yet realizing more all the time that trying to do so is a wasted effort.  And despite realizing it, wanting to freeze time right where it is so that I can soak in their sweetness and innocence a little longer. Not ready to let the clock continue to march on because today is the last day my littlest will be two and yet loving each new stage as they become more sophisticated and able to carry on conversations.

It's a complicated role, this honor we call parenting...

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