My wise, wonderful, gracious parents came to town this last week — something I’d been looking forward to for a while! It’s so different relating to them now, as a parent myself. Suddenly, I have something really huge in common with them, and it’s nice to get to know them on this new level. While they were here, they passed along wisdom from thier many years of parenting — as well as lots of stories that I guess had never seemed relevant until now. I heard all kinds of things about when Drew, Dev and I were babies. It’s crazy how monumental these moments I spend with Eleanor now seem, and how, when looking retrospectively in my own life and through the memories of my parents, how brief they truly are. I feel time slipping through my fingers but I am trying not to stress about it. My parents told me this morning that 40 years of marriage has flown by. Forty years! So I suppose it’s only natural for time to start speeding up now. There’s nothing I can do to slow it, I guess. Let me know if you have any tips.