Saturday, April 10, 2010

loved this

Taken from

What I Miss About Toddler Mom Life by Tracey Eyster

If you are the mom of toddlers, or young children, I know that you are exhausted.

I know that all you really want in the whole big wide world is one decent, uninterrupted night of sound sleep. I know that you would love to eat a hot meal. I know that the idea of having some time during the day for a quiet moment…and not be surprised with eyes, voices and needs is a longed for pipedream.

I know you would welcome someone noticing all the things you do all day and being appreciated for all your hard work. Well, as a mom of teens let me assure you that there are some things you do get that I now long for and miss regularly.

I miss bed head… that lasts all day.
I miss Veggie Tales.
I miss fat plastic forks in the silverware drawer.
I miss books that have illustrations on the pages.
I miss basketsful of toys in my family room.
I miss words slightly mispronounced that are so endearing.
I miss singing silly songs.
I miss coloring.
I miss high pitched giggles.
I miss a little face pressed right up against my cheek.
I miss tiny hands that want to hold mine.
I miss snuggling with bodies smaller than mine.

The time will come when you would trade a good night’s sleep for these simple things you enjoy daily. Moms, enjoy every moment of every day.

. . .Off to snuggle one of my perfectly little girls.


Wendy said...

Ok, this made me cry! Thanks for sharing, Amber! I wouldn't trade this stage for anything!

Minders said...

Agreed, loved this post! Michael and I read it last night together and it was fun to talk about what we thought were the most endearing things about our boys at this stage and what we will miss. It was a great reminder to enjoy this time with them and the fun little things they say/do.