I’m trying hard
To hold it all
Freeze the moment, fill the wall

But it’s too much,
it’s way too fast
How can I make these moments last?

You’re this and that- You’re small but big.
A little nut, but then a twig

You cast a shadow that
grows when I blink
Slow down, I say, just let me think

Here’s the plan–
You stop growing, (and I will, too)
And we’ll stay like this, just me and you.

Snuggles and hugs and kisses of course,
Pattycake, peekaboo, and ride a little horse

Don’t grow, don’t go, let the big kids do that
You’re small and your mine and you still fit my lap.