Thursday, February 24, 2011


All day today I have been thinking in Spanish.


Translated as Success!

I felt great today!

And that made me so happy.

Especially since yesterday the kids were going crazy.

Both were climbing all over me and screaming at the same time.  While I was on the phone.

It was lovely.

I realized they had cabin fever.  They needed to get out.

So we got out today.

We were going to go to the mall and play in the little play area.

But a royal tantrum vetoed that idea.

We were going to go to the park and play, but when we got there, it was closed for the winter.  Who closes a park?  I felt betrayed.  I felt like a bit of a lier.  Fortunately Keith had fallen asleep and Faye was taking her shoes and socks off, so she was very happy.

We ended up driving around for an hour and a half, waiting for Jeffrey to be able to take lunch with us.  Sonic Happy Hour was certainly played in there for me.  But the kids promptly swiped my cup and enjoyed themselves in the back seat.

It was nice.

As I was getting ready for bed, Keith suddenly started sobbing from his room.  The nice thing, he just wanted to cuddle with his Daddy.  So Keithy and Daddy are cuddled up on the couch while I type this watching The Cosby Show.
I hope Keith remembers this when he is older.  The cuddling and kissing, and the incredible love we have for him.  And I hope I can always remember the little body snuggled up to me.  The little arms and legs wrapped around my neck and waist.  I love the little tear filled eyes, and the rosy cheeks.  And even the snorting stuffy nose.  I love it.

I know that this season of life can be hard.  Sometimes I just want to have the kids grown up so Jeffrey and I can experience married life without kids.  Yes, Keith was a honeymoon baby.  But at the same time, I cherish the moments.  The sick neediness.  The tired neediness.  The laughter.  When Keith makes Faye laugh and she nearly falls over from giggling so hard.  I love the cuddling and story reading.  The cooking they do while I am cooking dinner.  That they want to stay around us all the time.  I love everything about those sweet kids and I know I am going to blink and they are going to be gone.

So though it is hard for me to see them sick, I cherish it.  Even the tantrums.  Even the poo in the tub.  Even the puking.  I love every second with them.  They are perfect.   Yay for sick time and extra mothering time for me.

And now, I just have one thing to say.




Terra said...

what a great attitude you have mom! There are days we all want to pull our hair out and just scream WHY - but then these little amazing bundles remind us of the answer and we take a deep breath and we press on with a smile!

Susan Anderson said...

My sister got pregnant on her honeymoon, too. And I think she is enjoying her empty nesting now. It's the first time they've ever been alone!

Your family is adorable. I love reading about them.


Confessions of a PTO Mom said...

I don't remember my parents being as expressive as we are to our girls. I hope that serves them better in life when they are older.

Francisca and Chris said...

I'm beyond tired, I understand sometimes that longing to be w/o the critters for a moment but in reality I know just like you do that I will miss these moments SOOOO BADLY when they are over. Already knowing I will never hold that newborn again or see a "first" smile again breaks my heart!

Congrats for a wonderful parenting day!

Anonymous said...

Amy, I don't know if you remember me at all; I graduated with Jeff. I found your blog off someone elses and have to admit I've been "blog stocking" you for a couple months. I love your blog. You help me remember what an important job being a mom is. You also give me motivation to be better. Thanks for sharing your life and experiences. -Jenny (my maiden name is Thompson)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. We are struggling with my 5 year old and it's nice to remember that he once was a needy sweet little boy. I love my kids... most days! And I love reading your blog!

Kaibee said...

This post is probably the loveliest, most cutest thing I have read in ages Amy! :) So cute. And you are absolutely right, all these moments will elapse so quickly that there will be a time when Keith would be graduating you would be thinking, where dod time fly!

So cherish it amy, you are a lucky mother to have such wonderful kids! :)