Too many mental tabs open today.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Just a little bit.

Oh this makes my heart hurt. K is growing up so fast, what happened to my cinnamon bun smelling baby? I love that she is becoming her own person even though she pisses me off sometimes. More than sometimes. Watching her go from baby to tween (ugh!) has been magical. It must be confusing for her though, I am always telling her to act like a "big girl" while constantly yelling "be careful!" "chew your food!" and "slow down!"

Last night I got mad at D because he kept K up late. He reminded me that soon she will be locked in her room avoiding us like we were telemarketers and I should enjoy the gigglefest that he had instigated. My concern was she will be unfocused and exhausted in school. Which is more important though? A perfect score on a spelling test or making memories that will carry her through life?

I worry so much about the future I forget about the present. I need to repeat this mantra:

Please, let them be little,
'cause they're only that way for a while.
Give them hope, give them praise,
give them love every day.
Let 'em cry, let 'em giggle,
let 'em sleep in the middle.
Oh, but let them be little.

Let the gigglefest begin, we can sleep in tomorrow!


  1. It seems as if we are feeling nostalgic and desperately trying to slow time down. *sigh* I know what you mean. I really do.

  2. I have to turn on the TV to hear the giggles that use to keep me up at night or drive me crazy when I was on the phone. I miss their hair in my sink, the smell of their dirty laundry, the "mom I will do it later". I wish for just a minute I could have it all back. But then again, that is why we are mom's. We know the the pain of child birth, the pain of their first break up, and the pain of letting go. Love today!