As soon as you have a baby, plenty of people are ready to tell you that it all goes by so fast... and it's true. As hard as those newborn months are, they're gone in a flash, and before you know it, you have a walking, talking toddler standing in front of you — and then, in the blink of an eye, that phase is gone, too.
But while those phases are happening, it's easy to wish them away. The sleepless nights, the tantrums... it. can all get really overwhelming. But if you find yourself feeling like this, one mom is offering a new perspective that might help.
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"All I can think about lately is that the stage of life I'm in right now will just be a memory," the mom shared. "I feel like I'm always going to have a toddler and a baby."
Right now, she's so deep in the chaos it feels like she'll never get past it, but at the same time, knowing this will be over someday is giving her an "existential crisis" — especially thinking about how one day, her toddler's cute voice will be gone and she'll have to work hard to remember it.
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"I just miss this stage of life so much, and I'm still in it," she said.
The days might be long (really long) but they will be gone one day. And while it's certainly scary to think about, it's also a good reason to treasure the time we have right now with our kids.