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How to Slow Down Childhood

Came across a really great post on how to make the most of the time you have with your kids. Here's a clip:

The minute you have a kid, a chorus of people will come around you and proclaim, “They grow up so fast! They grow up so fast!”

Before you have even left the maternity ward or adoption agency with your child, you will feel the great pressure of time bearing down upon you.

One night, my then 6-year-old gave me a hug. She said, “Close your eyes and then open them. I’ll be married then.”

Even she understood that before you knew it, she’d be grown and gone and . . . ahhhhhh, it’s all happening too quickly!

I’ve tried a hundred times to convince my kids to stay young, proposing they repeat grades, stop learning how to read, or perhaps eat diets consisting of mostly sugar to stunt their bean sprout like growth. (Don’t judge me.)

None of it has worked, but I am happy to say I have found one way to slow down childhood. Ready? Here it is:

To slow down childhood, spend more time with your kids. 

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