Whenever I browsed through Dana’s baby photos, I can’t help but lament how time flies. In a short span of 3 years, our little darling has grown into an active lil tot with a strong mind and character of her own.
Some days (especially at the end of a long work day), we wish she’ll give us more time and personal space to watch our fav TV programmes (our TV’s permanently tuned to NickJr or DisneyJr), read our newspapers in peace or give us the luxury to sleep in later on weekends (she wakes us up at 7am rain or shine!). We wish she’ll ask lesser questions as she goes about her daily routines (WHY Mommy? WHY Daddy?) and that she’ll demand less energy and attention from us every waking hour but a blog post from a Mommy coach came as a good wake-up call.
One day, our adorable daughter will grow into a big girl and she’ll no longer need us; One day, Daddy and Mommy will no longer be her fav playmates and fav persons in the world. When I ponder on these special moments, my heart is filled with gratitude to be a Mom, and I’ll give up anything in this world in a heartbeat for my lil girl.
I’m reposting the original entry from The Joyful Mother Blog here to share with all readers so that you too will savour this wonderful journey of parenting young kids. I’ve been blessed, I hope you do too.
10 Things I’ll Miss When my Kids are Big…
1. To have a non-interrupted conversation between my husband and I is an impossible feat (unless we are alone…). One day I will miss my children needing my full attention and listening to what they have to say a zillion times during the day.
2. My children yell “MAMMA” about 6 thousand times a day. One day I will miss being needed – even for little stuff.
3. My kids are expert whiners and complainers when they don’t get their way. One day I will wonder if I should not have given in a little more often.
4. To say that our bed is crowded at night would be an understatement. So crowded in fact, that some times Pappa is pushed completely out. One day I will miss those little bodies so warmly and tightly tucked into mine.
5. The pick ups and drop offs that never seem to end. One day my kids will drive themselves and won’t need the mamma taxi anymore.
6. Our smallest one sometimes refuses to walk up the stairs on his own, plays the baby card. One day I won’t be able to physically carry him and feel the weight of his precious little body.
7. My daughter sometimes struggles to fall asleep by herself. One day I will look back to those precious moments just as she and I drift off to sleep in each others arms and wish we had done that more often.
8. Sometimes my little one is shy around people and won’t respond to friendly conversation. One day he’ll be talking to people everyday and I won’t be around to watch.
9. On the weekends my kids don’t sleep in, there are up at the crack of dawn. One day my mornings will be silent.
10. Sometimes dinner is all about negotiation – getting the kids to eat their dinner. One day my husband and I will enjoy quiet, candlelit dinners alone! Yeah! Ok, I had to end with one that stopped my dribbling tears and made me giggle! 🙂
“I honor the moments in my divine role as mother and cherish the love and the connections that come forth within.”