I have a new understanding of time now that I am a mom. This week we did our normal park routine but stopped at this water feature that resembles the canyons surrounding our city. This sweet spot is always bustling with kids, moms sitting nearby with snacks and towels or guiding their little ones around the tiny rivers. This time last year, Everett and I sat and dangled our feet in the cool water splashing and giggling. This year, Everett rushes through the streams to find the deepest parts of the water, ending up fully soaked even though he was fully clothed. I chase after him, making sure he doesn’t trip or get in too deep, then quickly realize that he is perfectly fine, enjoying the water confidently with all of the other kids. He is a kid this summer.