43 Wonders Moms Long to Relive
If you are a mom of littles – I know you are weary. But I wonder if you might, for just a MOMent, imagine what it will be like when your littles are big.
Oh, I know you long for that day and the freedom you imagine it will afford. And yes, there are new-found freedoms when our children are older, but there are also things yearned for.
For some strange reason, as I sit here, I have been swept up in a wave of longing … a longing for the old familiar, the sweet memories of days gone by are washing over me and I am compelled to share insights of the simple that there is for a mom to ponder.
Uncomplicated, sweet, daily, seemingly inconsequential and un-magnificent little wisps of wonder with little ones that can easily go unappreciated…
- Sweet sleeping noises over an intercom.
- Nightly baths and the “get ready for bed” togetherness routine.
- Creating masterpieces with sidewalk chalk.
- Reading the same book over and over and over and over and over.
- That wee little face that lights up when I walk into a room.
- “Can I have a glass of water?” (really, I miss it!)
- Waking up to someone crawling in bed with us.
- Matchbox cars being driven up my legs and parked on my belly.
- Having dozens of hair bows lovingly placed in my hair.
- Joining in on a pots and pans band!
- Making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
- Washing their hair.
- Blowing bubbles … lots and lots of bubbles.
- Frequently-lavished butterfly kisses, accompanied by a very close up, soft, ear tickling whisper: “I love you so so much, Mama!”
- Going on long walks while dodging a big wheel and a small bike.
- Washing tiny dishes.
- Having little forks and spoons in the cutlery drawer.
- Sippy cups.
- Working puzzles … lots of puzzles.
- Playing hide and go seek.
- Bringing home stacks of books from the library.
- Being told how “adorable” my children are.
- Washing and folding tiny little socks, shorts, shirts, blankies – all of it, really.
- Hearing nightly “Now I lay me down to sleep…”
- Cuddling on the couch and watching Tom and Jerry.
- Building towers tall.
- Little hands trying hard to tie little shoes.
- Shrills and shrieks when Daddy pulls into the driveway.
- Messy beds that can’t quite be made up just right.
- Being asked, “Mom, can we snuggle?”
- Playing peek a boo, repeatedly!
- Messy linen closets.
- Arts and crafts. (mess and all … worth it!)
- After doing our errands, going to the toy store – just for fun!
- Kissing boo boo’s.
- Winnie the Pooh band aids.
- Hearing, “I did it by my big self!”
- Clipping tiny fingernails.
- Little hands folded in prayer.
- Cherub lips that freely give kisses.
- Bed head.
- Belly laughs and endless giggles.
Moms … enjoy every MOMent and be filled with gratitude for the gift of momlife.
We really do have the best ever fringe benefits!