you’re gonna miss this.

She was staring out the window
Of their SUV
Complaining, saying,
I cant wait to turn 18
She said, “I’ll make my own money”
And I’ll make my own rules”
Mama put the car in park
Out there in front of the school
And she kissed her head
And said ‘I was just like you”

You’re going to miss this
You’re going to want this back
You’re going to wish these days
Hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re going to miss this

Before she knows it
She’s a brand new bride
In her one bedroom apartment
And her daddy stops by
He tells her “It’s a nice place”
She says “It’ll do for now”
Starts talking about babies
And buying a house
Daddy shakes his head
And says “Baby just slow down”

Cause
You’re going to miss this
You’re going to want this back
You’re going to wish these days
Hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re going to miss this

Five years later
There’s a plumber
Working on the water heater
Dogs barking, phones ringing
One kids crying, one kids screaming
She keeps apologizing
He says “They don’t bother me.
I’ve got two babies of my own.
One’s 36, one’s 23.
It’s hard to believe…”

But
You’re going to miss this
You’re going to want this back
You’re going to wish these days
Hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re going to miss this
You’re going to miss this
Yeah you’re going to miss this

cheerios all over the floor, even somehow in the tub and the bathroom.

water spots all over the floor, maybe a couple juice spots too.

celtic lullabys playing

toys, toys, toys everywhere.

a coconut in the bathtub. 

sticky banana mess on the highchair.

sticky banana baby sleeping in crib

crying crying crying

giggles.

translucent skin. gray blue eyes.

“ome. tawel.” words that mean something important to lincoln

empty bottles, billions of balls.

half full coffee cups from days ago

pieces of toast found behind the tv

books all over the nursery, books all over in the crib

mini basketball hoops set up strategically around the house.

baby socks litter the floor, no matching partner in sight

magnetic alphabet letters everywhere. 

finger prints and hand prints on the front window.

an arm constantly wrapped around my leg.

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One thought on “you’re gonna miss this.

  1. i am going to blame it on pregnancy hormones, but this totally got me choked up just now. seriously. i couldn’t even finish reading it.

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