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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

"The Babies" and I in the Nursery...

Yesterday, the kids and I found ourselves in Tommy's nursery, just hanging out on the floor. I decided to pull some old baby towels and washcloths out of the drawers, since I've been meaning to throw them away and, at this point, they would basically clean Tommy's big toe.
"Whose are these, mom?" Lucy asked.
"They were yours when you were a little tiny baby. See the cute little pink flowered ones? I remember giving you a bath with those."
"Where was Tommy?" she asked.
"He wasn't born yet..."
"He WASN'T?" (all bright eyed) "So who sat on the other side of the stroller?"
All of a sudden I found myself sad. Sad about the little washcloths. Sad about my little nursery that I worked so hard to prepare and make "just right" only 3 1/2 years ago.
I've been having a hard time since Tommy turned 18 months old a few weeks ago. I just can't really believe it. Suddenly, he is closer to two than one. He talks a lot now, and has opinions about things! He's getting to be a big boy. Lucy was out of her crib at 22 months, for god's sake! Could that time really be drawing near for the Tomma? Let's hope not...
On that nursery floor, I made them both crawl onto my lap and I gave them both the biggest hugs on earth.
"I love you guys very, very much!"
Lucy replied with, "I love you very, very much too, mom."
I'm not quite ready for them to not be babies anymore. And no, I don't necessarily wish for another baby. I just want these two to stay little just a while longer.
Later, after the kids were in bed, Matt stumbled upon Lucy's 18 month picture from Sears and threw one in my lap. I couldn't believe it...she was Tommy's age in those pictures! And then, I semi-panicked because I felt like I didn't really remember in an instant, what she was like at that age. I grabbed my photo albums, flipped to the pages of that time and perused the pics of that Christmas. And then I sat back down, relieved that I had those to remind me.
So what do I do? Keep soaking it all in, I guess. Appreciate every single day with this two little wads of love. Keep stopping to smell the flowers. Be o.k. with doing nothing. And play in the rain on a Monday afternoon, for no reason...


At 4:49 PM, Blogger Sister said...

Or have another one...

At 7:42 PM, Blogger loveball said...

dude, that was so plg.

At 9:18 PM, Blogger amanda said...

Ok, I seriously don't know what is wrong with me... I just teared up over here. So nostalgic. Ok, so maybe you should have another... not long from now we'll be working on it... and won't it make for great posts?! haha!

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Megz said...

Here's to "doing nothing"!
Love it.
Miss doing nothing with YOU...shall have to reconnect asap and fill you in on our trip.
Hope you guys are well! Looking forward to tomorrow night.:)

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Meem said...

I'm BACK!!!! TA DA!

This was a poignant entry for me.... I can easily remember having the same kinds of misty feelings, sitting on the bedroom floor with two little girls laughing and playing and singing and hugging. The memories will always be there.... no worries. And don't forget - those big and little moments are what fill kids' hearts forever....keep 'em comin'! You're a great mom!!!


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I'm a 39 year old stay-at-home mom. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. I have lived in the big city and in the mountains, but am happy to be back in the Midwest, raising the fam. I enjoy laughing, wine, bad karaoke, US Weekly, running, cemetaries, cheese sticks and short hair-dos. In my previous life, I was class-clown and a wanna-be comedian. In my professional life, I'm a journalism major with 10 years of marketing and PR experience. I dream of being a cast member on Saturday Night Live and working at Disney World as Snow White.

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