The Last Time\r\nFrom the moment you hold your baby in your arms,\r\nyou will never be the same.\r\nYou might long for the person you were before,\r\nWhen you had freedom and time,\r\nAnd nothing in particular to worry about.\r\nYou will know tiredness like you never knew it before,\r\nAnd days will run into days that are exactly the same,\r\nFull of feeding and burping,\r\nWhining and fighting,\r\nNaps, or lack of naps. It might seem like a never-ending cycle.\r\nBut don\u2019t forget\u2026\r\nThere is a last time for everything.\r\nThere will come a time when you will feed your baby\r\nfor the very last time.\r\nThey will fall asleep on you after a long day\r\nAnd it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.\r\nOne day you will carry them on your hip,\r\nthen set them down,\r\nAnd never pick them up that way again.\r\nYou will scrub their hair in the bath one night\r\nAnd from that day on they will want to bathe alone.\r\nThey will hold your hand to cross the road,\r\nThen never reach for it again.\r\nThey will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,\r\nAnd it will be the last night you ever wake for this.\r\nOne afternoon you will sing \u2018the wheels on the bus\u2019\r\nand do all the actions,\r\nThen you\u2019ll never sing that song again.\r\nThey will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,\r\nthe next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.\r\nYou will read a final bedtime story and wipe your\r\nlast dirty face.\r\nThey will one day run to you with arms raised,\r\nfor the very last time.\r\nThe thing is, you won\u2019t even know it\u2019s the last time\r\nuntil there are no more times, and even then,\r\nit will take you a while to realize.\r\nSo while you are living in these times,\r\nremember there are only so many of them and\r\nwhen they are gone,\r\nyou will yearn for just one more day of them\r\nFor one last time.\r\n~~Author unknown~~
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