Really, how do you know? When my kids were little, I was always rushing to get things done, get everybody ready, get to work, etc.. Now I look back, and realize how great they were at that age.
Teenage years: everyone always said they were difficult. I actually enjoyed them and their friends.
Adult years: I thought it would be easy, but it’s actually more difficult. You still worry, but have no control.
Grandchildren: they are so much fun that it’s unbelievable. But, I seem to worry more and have less control.
So, do you see the pattern? The best time of your life is NOW!! You can always look back and wish you enjoyed it more. I think if we enjoy each day with appreciation for what it is, we won’t have to look back with regrets.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy