Amy Schumer’s son is now 14 months old. We can’t believe it and neither can she—mamas know just how fast time goes by with their little ones. The comedian mama recently posted a pic of her and Gene swimming and captioned it: “I don’t want this age to end HELP!”
Amy, we feel you, mama.
There are certain ages and stages that are so heartbreakingly cute that it’s natural for mamas to want to freeze time. Her baby boy is that perfectly portable size right now, and is discovering his independence but still finds so much safety in mama’s arms.
Seriously, a 14-month-old can melt your heart. But Amy and fellow toddler moms should not worry because while we can’t freeze time, we can appreciate our babies as they grow. There will be more ages you don’t want to end.
Two will be terribly amazing. Your 4-year-old will make you see the world through a child’s eyes. At 6, your baby will stun you with their brilliance. Twelve will be a roller coaster you wish you could ride forever. And you won’t believe how incredibly creative your teen will be.
Schumer also posted a recent selfie of her family of three, captioning the pic “trying to appreciate every second”—a good reminder to all of us to appreciate those moments when we have them.
One day our babies won’t need us to carry them in the pool and won’t want to snuggle in mom and dad’s bed.
And that’s okay. That’s what growing up is all about.
So let’s enjoy the time we have. We can’t stop time, but we can stop prioritizing the things that make us feel like we don’t have enough of it.
The laundry can wait, mama. Snuggle that baby some more.