The end of toddlerhood?

The end of toddlerhood is approaching fast, I’m afraid.

Little Bear gave up his second nap this week.

Widget is giving up his nap too.

Reluctantly, I am letting them. . . but I will always cherish this time in my heart.

There’s a big wide world out there.ย  Don’t go finding it too soon, okay, honey?


11 Responses to The end of toddlerhood?

  1. Ally says:

    Oh my goodness. That picture. The perfect way to illustrate a small boy in a big, big world. Giving up the second nap is a huge thing, and you’re right, the rest of toddlerhood goes by too quickly.

  2. imstell says:

    Oh, someday they will long for those naps again…

  3. Julie says:


    My kids are now 8 and 5 years old. I love this age but some days as I’m trying to snuggle my 5 year old and his really long body I miss those days where I could just tuck them in close to me.


  4. Oh…the loss of naps is a sad moment…not just because they are growing up, but because NOW WHEN AM I SUPPOSED TO GET ANYTHING DONE?!?!?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. clifford says:

    “Um, which way to Starkville, Mom?”

    (YM just passed out) ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. patriciaspage says:

    Oh does your boy still look so little and young! Toddlerhood may be closing…but he is still so fresh and innocent. I miss the special moments from that time, now that my kids are teens.

    When I was in it, it felt like it was lasting forever. Then, one day, I looked up and both of them were over the age of 10. Soon they will both be 15 or older. I love who they are but I would like to have them back as little tots just for a short, wistful time….

  7. NoRegrets says:

    What a great photo.

  8. mandi says:

    oh i feel you on this one. my babies are 2 and a bit and every day they grow up a little more and I just don’t like it!
    hugs. great picture too.

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  10. Stimey says:

    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of a nap. That is a drag. Adorable photo!

  11. ilinap says:

    Love Love Love the photo.

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