About 2:30 I put both babes down for their afternoon naps. Monkey went right to sleep...like always, but Bug decided to rail against sleep...like always. I could feel myself getting stressed, ill that she didn't go right to sleep. Didn't she know that I had things to get done. Afternoon naptime is when I do the majority of my cleaning and chores.
I opened the door with every intention of laying her back down (because she's always standing up in her crib) and walking out for her to cry herself to sleep. But when I walked in, she had this look on her face. Like she needed me. So I picked her up and she immediately wrapped her chunky little legs around me and buried her face in my chest. I sat down in the rocker and rocked her for the next hour, long after she had fallen asleep. This is, after all, the reason I'm staying home this year. Not to be here to do the dishes, or sweep, or put away toys. I'll always do that, but there's only a small window of time when my daughter will want me to rock her to sleep. Only mere months left that she will still be a baby. I cherish the moments of knowing exactly what it means to be her mother. Thank goodness that she reminded me of that today.
Monday, March 22, 2010
This Is What It's All About
Posted by Southern Belle Mama at 1:19 PM
Labels: Motherhood, The Bug
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Ah... Good for you! My mom stayed home with us and it was great! When I have kids I hope to be a stay at home mom!ReplyDelete
What a great post! Kelcee is three and I read her stories, we say are prayers and I rock her to sleep! She sleeps in her own bed but I have always rocked her and I love that sooo much! I often rock her long after she falls asleep! I know I am not gonna be able to do it much longer for A. she is almost as big as me LOL, and B. I probably shouldn't be rocking her when she's four LOL....ReplyDelete
This post was awesome....I am a stay at home mommy to and you totally said it right, we have all the years in the world to clean up and do dishes....yucko....our little ones only stay little once.....
I feel the exact same way! I was just rocking Finn today thinking the same thing. He rubs my arm with his cubby little hands and it just melts my heart! He is growing so fast it makes me so sad. I'm going to cry now.:-(ReplyDelete
Sweet, sweet post. Aren't those just the best moments?! Sure, the dishes are covering the counter and last night's supper is still stuck to the top of the highchair, but who cares?!ReplyDelete
Oh I know what you mean! I love staying home with my babes and they really do grow up so fast it makes me what to never let go!!!ReplyDelete
Precious! Made me cry! What a great reminder!ReplyDelete
Awe, such as sweet post! :)ReplyDelete
I adore moments like that. Even when they don't belong to me!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful mothering moment!ReplyDelete
OHHH MISTY THAT IS SO SWEET! ur right...that is the reason we are here esp in the first few years!ReplyDelete
the dishes and floors will one day be clean and never stained w/foot prints or smudges and we'll be sad! enjoy!!!
Very well said! It's the hardest job in the world (to me anyway) but also the most rewarding. Kudos to you for appreciating all the small moments!ReplyDelete
THAT is TRULY what it's all about!! I found it very easy to recall a lot of their "firsts"....first step, first tooth, first day of kindergarten....but try as I might I can't remember the last time they fell asleep on my chest...or spent their last night in their crib....so, enjoy every precious moment....you may never know if it's "the last".ReplyDelete