Six Years Ago & Now


Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers!

I’m so very thankful for Facebook memories!

Six Years Ago & Now

On this day six years ago,
I had a two year old
And I was 27 weeks pregnant with my second child

Now, I have an eight year old
And a soon to be six year old
And a seventh month old puppy

The night before this day six years ago,
My two year was excited for her next day of school
“Tomorrow is March. I’m going to march at school!”
I chuckled to myself
And snuggled my two year old in her new big girl bed
Her crib had been moved to the nursery

The night before this day, I listened to my eight year old read
a beloved Junie B. Jones book to her almost six year old sister
Using animated voices and laughing hysterically
The seven month puppy laid calmly at the end of the bed, a rarity

On this day six years ago,
I asked my two year old
Do you think the baby will cry when we bring her home?”
And she replied, “No. Because I’m her sister.”

Today, I hugged and kissed my eight year old
And soon to be six year old
And seven month old puppy, who jumped and pawed at my leg
Goodbye
I hope you have the best day!
And I chuckled to myself
As I thought about this day, six years ago
And how my two year old went to school believing she would march
And how I went to school very pregnant

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By kristasjots

Reader. Writer. Teacher. Singer of Random Tunes. Lover of Jokes, Doodling, & Flair Pens.

16 comments

  1. I was really drawn by how you moved back and forth between your memories and your life as it is now. I loved this line, “The seven month puppy laid calmly at the end of the bed, a rarity” and the number repetition you used throughout the poem. Happy first day!

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  2. I absolutely love this format you’ve used to reflect and celebrate a memory. Facebook memories always make me laugh (or sometimes feel embarrassed? haha!). I cannot wait to try this writing style for the next Facebook memory that pops up!

    Also, I, too, was pregnant while having a 2 yo 🙂 They’re 22 months apart. We don’t have the dog…yet!

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  3. I really enjoyed the structure of your post! I could see everything happening in my mind as I was reading it. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Yes! I’ll never forget when she came home and I asked her if she marched. She looked so sad, shook her head and said, “No momma, today is March 1. Tomorrow is March 2.”

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  4. I love how you go back and forth in this – It’s so engaging and so bittersweet as we watch the slices of childhood! I also now vote for marching on March 1 at school, please and thank you!

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