Wednesday, December 21

I wish I could freeze time.....

Last night after I finished online, I drug myself into bed,only to join my 3 1/2 year old sprawled out over the entire king size bed. How is that even possible?? As I nudged him over a tad & then attempted to squeeze my not-so-small self into the space left over, he took a huge, deep breath. You know, when someone is in a really deep sleep & then inhale like they are getting ready to dive under water. And in that second I looked at my baby...not glanced, like I had done moments before....but really looked at his sweet little face. In my entry from last night I said how he scammed into my bed....but you know what...I am so glad he did. As I took in eveery detail of his sweet little face, I snuggled as close to him as I could possibly get...he was so warm & smelled so sweet. And, yes, like a big baby I cried....I cried because I love him so much, I cried because I am so lucky that God chose me to be his mama, I cried because I had just read a blog a half-hour earlier of a woman whois desperatley grieving the loss of her daughter, & I cried because before I know it he is gonna be so big & won't want his mama to snuggle him anymore. Too often I get frustrated & try to shoo him to his own bed.....but I need to enjoy it while he's little. I need to slow down & be more patient with both of the kids. Although I am scurrying around all day, they just want those little moments. And before long I am gonna be the one longing for those moments gone by, & they'll be too busy for me......so we snuggled~ all night we snuggled :)

On another note...I have been tagged by Femmie (see what I started) for the Christmas tag, so here it goes......
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Egg Nog
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Santa always wrapped the presents...
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White except for in the kids room & my little ceramic tree from when I was little...you guys know the kind I speak of
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Uh..no...does anyone
5. When do you put your decorations up? Shortly after Thanksgiving, sometime whenn Keith is home
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Stuffing
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? favorite...too many to count...funniest, Christmas Eves in the ditch..yes, Eves is supposed to be plural
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I was like 7 or 8 and opened my mom's closet to see gifts piled in there with tags from Santa
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? yep
10.What kind of cookies does Santa get set out for him? Choc chip
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it...just not for 8 months
12. Can you ice skate? Yep
13. Do you remember your favorite gift as a child? my big cream colored teddy bear & them as a teen my K-Swiss shoes
14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? Being with family
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? all the cookies....so not good for my thighs
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christamas morning with the kids
17. What tops your tree? An angel
18. Which do you prefer Giving or Receiving?giving...I love being a mom
19. What is your favorite Christmas Carol? O Holy Night
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? yuck

2 comments:

Kat said...

such a sweet story about your son! love all the little tidbits- did the same survey too! (and i hang mistle toe ; ) )

busyaussiemom said...

You've opened my eyes to see that I have really been ignoring my 4.5yo boy. I'm going to stop peaing, blogging, mindlessly wondering the net and go spend sometime with him.

Soon I'll be mourning the days I could have spent with him and spent ignoring him instead.

Thanks