Flashback Friday: Yesterday

Here’s an old gem from the archives.  Sometimes i just need the reminder, ya know?

April 29, 2011


Yesterday, i had a big headed, stubbornly NOT wanting to be born little boy with a future full of possibilities.
Today, I’ve got a smaller-headed, but still stubborn boy with just as many possibilities–but now neither of us know what they are.

Yesterday i had a little munchkin who ate pumpkin soup, green beans, meat and a myriad of other foods.

Today i have a child who will eat 5 things, and a much easier and equally frustrating menu plan.

Yesterday I had quiet bonding mornings with baby to breast.

Today i still miss it.

Yesterday i had a little grub who labeled everything in sight, and never asked a question.

Today i’ve got a kid who actually asks me what i’m doing.  constantly.

Yesterday we had playdates and mommy & me and friends at the park

Today, we don’t.

Yesterday, i would watch him spin and shake his head, and worry.

Today i watch him toe-walk and peripherally gaze, and i don’t.

Yesterday i had Yo Gabba Gabba and Thomas

Today i have Thomas, and even more trains.

Yesterday he closed one circle.

Today he can close 5 or more.

Yesterday we had routines.

Today we have routines.

Yesterday i had doubts.

Today, i have doubts.

Yesterday i had meltdowns.

Today i have meltdowns.

Yesterday i had questions.

Today i have questions.

Yesterday, tomorrow made up most of my day.

Today, i put both yesterday and tomorrow aside.

Because, in the end, they don’t matter.

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4 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Yesterday

  1. Jim Reeve

    What a nice post and obviously your world, like mine has changed quite a bit over the years. It’s also good to hear that you’ve grown as a parent too. Letting go of unimportant things is a skill that we parents learn over time. And I love Yo Gabba Gabba. That guy is very tall and I’ll still listen to the opening song if i can.

  2. Love.

  3. This post is brilliant, and so very true. I still recall the days when my son would eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and meats from a jar. I remember when he ate little bites of pizza and drink juices.
    Now, he too eats only about five things and drinks about two. He says that a lot of things are “gross.”
    I used to worry about the fact that he jumped off of things constantly and seemed so oblivious to the possible dangers. I was concerned that he would get hurt. I soon learned that he would somehow never hit anything, never get hurt. I stopped worrying so much, but some worry still lingers.
    I have learned to stop comparing what he used to do, or what other kids are doing, to what he is doing right now. I have learned that there is much to be grateful for right now. It is clear that you have learned the same things.

  4. mostlytruestuff

    I love it more than Flan.

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