Sunday, October 06, 2013

Every once in a while...

Her first smile, his first look,
her first turn, his first tooth,
her first word, his first bite,
The first step they ever took.

Running for the camera, reaching for the phone.. yes she said ‘Mama’, yeah he walked on his own.

You should see him kick that ball! 
She's cycling after many a fall.

Digging into a French toast he made on his own, amazed at that rangoli she did alone.

Each moment, each day I watch them grow and yet every once in a while I stop and think

‘When did they grow up I didn't even blink?’

Linking to Write Tribe Saturday -6 for the prompt 'Every Once in a while'


  1. Beautifully expressed. My thoughts too... when did they grow up... isn't that a mystery!

  2. Truly impressed!

  3. I am not a parent but I think this is such a lovely piece. :) :) Wonderful take I say :)

  4. @Shilpa: Thanks.. yeah it is. Time flies once the kids come along.
    @magiceye: :-)
    @Snigs, Aakanksha: Thank you.
    @Shilpa: Thanks.

  5. Wow!That is excellent and very true.They grow every moment unseen and unobtrusively till you realise they are grown up!

    1. Yeah they surprise you all the time. Thanks for dropping by.

  6. So true, every time I look at my kids I am amazed how big they have gotten. When did that happen? I wish I could keep them little forever, but unfortunately that doesn't work. They grow up and away. It boggles the mind how quickly time passes.

  7. Superb! It is true that we observe our children growing every day, but still wonder how fast they grow up!

  8. I feel exactly the same way I have no clue where that time went xx

  9. Feelings beautifully expressed. Every now and then I tell my hubby ' when did our teen grow?' time just fllllies away. I can identify with yr post.

  10. Yeah sometimes I feel time's moving too fast. Suddenly the kids say or do something so grownup I have to take note.. even while their baby pictures are so clear in your head.

  11. This was such a beautiful post, could completely relate to it given that my lil girl is all of 2 yrs old and I didn't even realize the time fly by...

  12. Thanks Pallavi
    Jairam: She'll be 20 before you know!

  13. How fast they grow!I agree totally.I am still unable to believe that my daughter has taken wings:)

  14. The relationship between mothers and children are special. Beautifully portrayed:)

  15. I think that's such a common expression for many parents. And perhaps this is what ages them....


  16. Oh! So beautifully expressed! This must be one feeling every mom goes beautifully put....loved it!- Scatterbrainmom

  17. scatterbrainmom: Thanks. I love your name :-)


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