I like things to stay as they are. Most of the time. Alas, nothing is permanent, nothing stays.
That's the good news and the bad news. When things are like I like them, I want them to stay. When they aren't so good, I want them to improve. But, in spite of all of our modern notions of life, we cannot have it all.
What I really need to come to terms with is that YES = NO. Did I love my little 2yo's? Absolutely! Do I really want them to stay that way forever? Uh.....no. Yes to conducting the life and times of a 2yo (or two or three) = No to the luxury of no responsibility. It's all a big trade-off, everything in its own time.
Nothing stays the same for long. In Lamentations 3:23, even God's blessings are new every morning.
What I really need to do is to embrace the philosophy of a long-ago friend who declared that her favorite Scripture was "...and it came to pass," because ... it didn't come to stay.