5 Days I’d Like To Do Over

Time never slows down.

In fact, ever since I’ve had children, it seems to have accelerated. I look at JBird and Thumper and marvel at the fact they are now closing in on age 4 and 18 mos. {Wasn’t I just pregnant?!}

If I had a time machine I could step into and revisit the past, there are 5 days I’d love to do-over.

1. My Wedding Day

It was one of the best days of my life, and I was so nervous!

I want to revisit the absolute love, joy, and excitment I felt that day.

And I wouldn’t mind having the reception party again :)

2. & 3. Birth Days of JBird and Thumper

Two very different days, two days I’d love to do over.

Knowing both girls would be fine and there would be no complications, maybe I would be more relaxed {you know, between contractions ;) }.

Their birth days passed so quickly. I’d love to go back, minus the pain and exhaustion, and cuddle them, taking in their newborn smell and warmth.

I’d also love to feel that feeling of utter and pure joy.

4. My Dad’s 70th Birthday

This past Christmas all the family got together. Ever since I moved, the times that the WHOLE family get together are few and far between.

I loved watching my Dad watch his family all together. The content and happiness I saw on his face, I want to experience again.

5. Dec. 25, 2006

5 years ago, March 19, my Father-in-law passed away. He has been missed every day since that day.

His last Christmas was wonderful. I enjoyed every moment. My only regret? Not taking more photos, or videos. (Even the self-professed paparazzi can lapse).

Lesson to me:

What days would you like to do over?

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  1. 1

    I absolutely love this post, it brings back such wonderful memories of my little babies. I wish that I were less tired at the time so i could have enjoyed their every moment. As it was though, i hung over the crib every minute I could get. Also how great that you enjoyed your wedding day to the fullest – good on you. There so many people who get so uptight and so focused on the napkins and flowers etc…
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  2. 3

    What a great, thoughtful list, Carolyn. Love that your own parent and an in-law made the list.
    Missy | The Literal Mom recently posted..60 Minutes on Sugar and Why I’ll Keep TryingMy Profile

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    I love this idea. I read the post title and thought it would be days you wanted a “do-over,” like they went wrong. I love that it’s revisiting joys and poignant memories, knowing what you know now.

    I think I might revisit some seemingly boring days — ones I thought were kind of no big deal at the time, that stuck with me. Taking my son to the lake for the first time. Chatting with my husband while our son played with some random kids at the pizza place. Watching my mom with my son when he was a toddler.

    Wonderful idea; definitely made me think!
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  4. 7

    So sweet!

    I might relive the day after each of my kids was born. So I didn’t have to go through labor again. ;)
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    I love the days that you picked, and the premise of this whole post.

    It’s lovely.

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