As they say, the days are long, but the years are short when it comes to raising kids. I spent a lot of years "kid-less" but moved to Colorado when my baby sister moved back from working oversees. She and her husband had a 2 1/2 yr old and a 1 year old special needs baby. A year later, they adopted a 9 month old baby from China. So, three kids under 3 I totally get. It's nuts! I lived in their basement for two years, I think for the sole purpose of changing diapers. It is all kind of a blur! Take lots of pictures because between the sleep deprivation and the fast pace, you won't remember as much as you want. LOL. But it does go by fast. Now the kids are in 5th, 3rd and 2nd grade and I've gone from rocking babies to homework patrol. My heart hurts to think of how time will fly by and they will be grown --Tanya, your boy who is deployed---Proud of his service, but Ufta, the worry about him. I feel for you, too. Many a child I babysat over the years has spent time over there. My "littlest" cousin was such a cute little guy as a child that when he wanted to become a Marine we all laughed and thought he was joking. He is a big grown up Lt. Col now, so the joke was on us!
Two more days til loading for the next round! I'm hoarding bacon... I've perfected a personal sized pizza with a cheese crisp crust for P3---hope I can remember it a month from now. I'm up a pound today, tho, because I had it one last time last night.