Thursday, July 2, 2015

Don't Forget To Lick The Spoon

A couple of days ago, I made brownies for a family dinner. Once I poured the batter into the pan, I did what I always do after making brownies. I licked the spoon. And then I used it to scrape the bowl and licked it again. Seriously, this is the best part of making brownies. 

Kymri giggled at me from her little seat where she had been watching me intently. I looked down at that perfect child and made some silly faces, eliciting a few more grins and giggles. And then it all of a sudden hit me. In a few more short months, I won't be the one licking the spoon; she will. I won't be the one to pour the batter into the pan; she will. I won't be the one to test the brownies with a toothpick; she will. 

In a moment, I could see my baby become a toddler, a little kid, a teenager, a young adult, and a grown woman. I pictured her taking her first steps, learning to ride a bike, playing on a little league softball team, running for class president, going on her first date, heading off to college, getting married, and starting a family of her own. In my mind's eye it all happened so fast! I realized that my baby is no longer a newborn and I can't get that back. And she won't be a baby for much longer. And before I know it, she won't even be a little kid. Then I realized that her life would be a lot like that brownie mix. After getting the majority of the work done, there is still just a little bit of goodness left over. And that is usually the best part! So I'm going to make sure to lick the spoon every chance I get. I'm going to scrape every bit of goodness out of each wonderfully amazing stage of my baby's life. I'm going to make just one more silly face when we are playing on the floor. I'm going to play just one more round of peek-a-boo before nap time. I'm going to read one more book, sing one more song, play one more turn, dance one minute longer, give one more hug and kiss, and make sure that I don't leave anything behind. 

So I picked Kymri up and danced with her around the kitchen before cleaning up my mess. And then I licked the spoon one more time, just to make sure. After all, pretty soon I won't be the one to claim that chocolatey goodness. 






20 comments:

  1. Kailei..... Your posts are so sweet and inspiring. I love to lick the spoon and scrape the bowl. Now I have your sweet analogy to back up my silly ways! Cherish every moment! They really are priceless!

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    1. Thank you Aunt Karen! I seem to come up with lots of silly little analogies these days!

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  2. So true! Its amazing how fast life seems to pass us by! If we don't grab onto every moment and enjoy the heck out of it, we'll only have regrets when we look back! Thanks for this great reminder!

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    1. You are so right Jennifer! Life flies by so quickly! Sometimes I wish we had a pause button!

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  3. that should be everyone's life motto! I love this
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter.com

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  4. This is so precious. I love that spoon by the way and that is my favorite part of making brownies too. Enjoy this part of motherhood. It does go by fast, but it also gets better and better just when you think it can't.

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    1. Isn't that spoon so much fun!? And thank you. I've seen that too. Every stage that Kymri has gone through has been even better than the last.

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  5. And now I'm in tears. :) What a sweet post. And I want brownies now too!

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    1. Thank you Sara! I was a little teary writing it! And I could always go for a good brownie!

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  6. Such a great analogy. I got teary reading this. It's so crazy how the smallest things can mean so much. I always get nostalgic when I notice my son can suddenly pronounce a word a little more clearly or learned how to do one more thing on his own and I just want to freeze time and soak up every inch of my crazy sweet little toddler.

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    1. Oh Nina that is so sweet! I do the same with my baby. Every milestone is so special!

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  7. Such a sweet post! Things do go fast but it is important to live in the moment and not dwell too much on the future. I'm sure your daughter will read this later and smile about her sweet mom.

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    1. Thanks Liz. And you are exactly right! It's hard sometimes to not think about the future, but it's so important to enjoy the present.

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  8. Oh the feels!!! My daughter is almost six months and I'm soaking up every ounce of baby loves I can get!!

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    1. Bethany, that is so great! I bet it's so fun to have a six month old!

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  9. Such a sweet post! It really does go by so quickly! I blinked and my firstborn turned 10. My BABY is going to be 2. Time seriously flies, but I try to savor every moment!

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    1. Oh my goodness! I'm sure it felt like just yesterday that they were babies. Time can fly away from us.

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  10. So sweet! Heart BURSTING!! Love you dear

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  11. Its so depressing how quick time passes and how quickly they change! :-(

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