As every parent knows, kids grow so very fast, no matter how slow some days feel. It’s a lesson that ‘Fixer Upper’ alums Joanna and Chip Gaines are hoping to remember as they begin to enjoy life with their newborn son Crew.
“I look at this as another opportunity to really embrace this moment with a newborn,” Joanna explained to People. “My kids are so excited about it, but [I want] to slow it down a bit.”
It’s a feeling many moms feel, especially as they watch their kids grow up. And it’s also a feeling that many moms feel as they watch their husbands take on the role of daddy with these growing kids.
“[Whether] it’s sitting down and playing hangman with them or MASH — my kids are really into mash these days — art, or my girls just love driving around,” Joanna says about her handy hubby. “That’s what I love. We will get in the car for an hour, they get to pick their songs, we roll the windows down, blare the music and go get some coffee.”
Ahhh…the sweet and simple moments.
“The older I get, the more I realize it doesn’t have to be these huge moments where there’s art supplies everywhere and we have to really plan this out,” Joanna concluded. “It can be something as simple as drive around with fun music. And so what I love in watching Chip, it inspires me to go beyond my comfort zone and find creative but also simple ways to connect with the kids.”