Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Five Years Gone

The other night Todd and I were talking about time and I said that if a fairy godmother of some kind flew into my house tonight and said she could POOF make the next five years disappear - that I could wake up tomorrow and it would be five years later, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Todd seemed kind of hurt. He said he wouldn't want to be five years older tomorrow. But I don't care, I am not taking it back. If I could make the monitors be gone? And if everyone was born and sleeping and ... maybe off to school, or closer to it? I would do it. If I could know what is going to happen with Joseph, and know if he is going to get 'better' and maybe go to a regular school? I would take it, I would, I wish it could happen. I'm so tired and I keep saying it and I'm so sick of myself! Maybe in five years, I'd be thinner? Happier? Maybe not, though - that would be a drag!

What do you all think? Am I crazy? Would any of you take the five year deal?


Anonymous said...

Nah. I mean, part of me thinks in five years maybe my MIL will be gone and I won't have to deal with her anymore (and that's totally mean, I didn't write that out loud!) but I know I'd miss all the other stuff that makes life great.

"This too shall pass. This too shall pass."

Gina said...

No - I already wish time would slow down a little. I can't believe my babies are 5 and 12 already.

Hairline Fracture said...

I wouldn't NOW, but when my daughter was a baby and I wasn't sleeping, I probably would have. Now she's nearly 6, and I can hardly believe it went by so fast.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't want to skip it, but sometimes I wish I could sleep through more of it.

lucidkim said...

I understand...when my first daughter was born I felt like my life was sucked into a toilet that never stopped flushing. It's hard to remember now (she's 9 1/2 and my other daughter (youngest) is 7) what it was like when they were so little. Lots of crying and I was always so tired and numb. I would have zoomed ahead five years from that point to now...but I no longer feel that way. I wouldn't zoom ahead from where I am, but would have from where I was. If that makes sense. :)