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Stealing a moment….


Last night, my baby (now 2 years old) woke up crying. Normally, I would have let him settle himself back to sleep, but something made me go get him…with a nice warm bottle no less…

Let me explain…

My oldest was born yesterday, I swear it. I can still remember how I felt when I held him in my arms for the first time… and now he’s  just about as tall as I am, at 10. We have conversations together,  REAL conversations. He tells me what his thoughts are of the world and life…and I know, that he will have these views of the world for a long time to come…

He was JUST born yesterday…and today he plays the piano beautifully, and plays soccer like a budding Pele.

My middle mini-me… was just a baby. I swear it. Now he’s reading novels, and already trying to find his place in the world…full of questions and wonder. When did they get so big?

He was just a baby. Now, his jokes leave me in fits of laughter. I remember when I used to let him win at “go fish” and “crazy 8’s”. Now, he beats me, even when I am trying my hardest to win…where does the time go? We are so busy and the time goes so fast. I am afraid to miss it.

So, last night, when my baby woke up, instead of being ‘tough’ and letting him cry in favor of a good night sleep. I scooped him up in my arms, and snuggled with him. I kissed those sweet cheeks, and stole a moment, or two. Time goes way to fast…I vow to steal every single moment that I can…I don’t want to miss another second….

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Comments on: "Stealing a moment…." (8)

  1. very well written and i totally agree with you! it’s a whole different perspective when you have older kids, the time really does go too fast.

  2. Sangeeta Prakash said:

    I love what you’ve said. You are so right Liz. It’s the same reason I agree to lay with my eldest every night until she falls asleep. It’s a simple request she makes…and I feel like in the blink of an eye, she will be asking me to get out of her room!

  3. Love it Liz – it’s so true 🙂

  4. Sang and V….thanks so much for reading!

  5. Although I am not “supposed to” that is the same reason I let mine sleep with me when they ask…I am dreading the day they won’t want to anymore!

    You are a wonderful writer Liz!

  6. My oldest (11) came into my bed this morning crying after having a bad dream. I too let her get in with me and snuggle even though I had to get up and get ready for work. I can see it all going by so fast, it is amazing, terrifying and exciting all at the same time….nice to know those feelings are not unique 🙂

  7. Thanks for this, made me think I should do the same 🙂

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