I took the boys to run some errands yesterday, and they both had to use the "facilities." Cody took Caden into the big boys room and I waited outside the door to make sure they were both okay. When it was time to wash hands, I took Caden into the ladies room and then came out and waited for Cody to finish up. Hand in hand, we walked back out and I heard a male voice behind me say, "UGH, I don't miss THOSE days at all, and I'll bet you won't either." And then, as we stopped to turn around, his eyes scanned our trio and he shook his head...like my job must be the hardest one on earth.
(I'll admit, it is the hardest job on earth, but it's one that I wouldn't trade for anything in this world. I love my job.)
And with all the kindness I could muster up (and with the help of God, of course), I looked down at those two precious faces, hands clenched in mine, and smiled.
"Yes I will miss these days. I'm sure of it."