So here it is, heading into the very last stretch of 2010 and I can’t help but think about my precious little loves. My family has been my life for the past 6+ years! I have literally had a child in my belly and/or on the breast since mid/late 2004! No breaks at all here… good grief!
Sometimes I feel like the world’s worst mom… sometimes I just want some ME time. Other times, I just can’t get enough of the little cuties! Today we had a ton of fun just cuddling in my bed, snuggling and tickling and giggling and rubbing each others’ backs and bellies. Okay, I take that back. There was NO rubbing of MY belly going on, even though my daughter was insistent. 🙂
My youngest (14 months) rubbed on his sister’s back for a long time (SO CUTE!!!) and kept moving her shirt up higher so he could rub more. How precious is that? How wonderful these little things are!!
My older son was being particularly acrobatic and decided he needed to run and jump through the air, doing crazy flips and clearing us all out of the way when he was about to begin a new move. He cuddled me really closely between athletic feats and told me that I am his favorite and that he will love me forever.
We talked about whether or not I’d still be their mom when I died. I told my daughter (who was particularly concerned) that she’d probably be a grandmother before I kicked the bucket and to stop worrying about it. It amazes me how such small questions and thoughts can spark an entire 45 minute discussion! They have such complex and amazing little minds and their thought processes are incredible.
These kinds of discussion are what become the love/hate scenario. If I’m in a hurry, busy with something, or need to get going, these conversations drive me batty. If we’re just hanging out, I absolutely love expanding on them. We have spent about 2 hours in the past few days talking about piranhas because my oldest son wanted to know if there were fish that would bite people (or eat them). We’ve done web searches on blood and bone cells and their types and functions (and of COURSE pictures) because they are so curious. We’re talking 5 and 3 year olds here! (Although the 1 year old fakes interest and claps when he sees the pictures and the older kids react… he has to get in on this, right?!)
Anyway, all this to just say that I love my sweet, precious little loves and wanted to share a few pictures with you of them. 🙂 Have a great day today and, if you have little loves, please try and take some time out to really treasure and cherish some of their world, their interests, their curiosities.