February 10, 2011

Sweet Moments

While being a stay at home mom is certainly not like some year-round vacation (have you ever picked up your living room four times in one day, only to have it still look like a bomb exploded when you settle down for the night? Or done three loads of dishes in one day and still have a pile of dirty dishes waiting for you the next morning?), it is certainly a decision that I at no moment regret or question. We've made a lot of sacrifices in order to make it work, but there are so many special moments that I get to experience that I worry many daycare-kids parents may miss out on. Below are a few of those moments I cherish so much.

A few days ago, while watching "Charlotte's Web" (per her request!), Audia asked why Wilbur was so sad. When I told her he was sad because he had to live on a different farm than Fern, she replied "Well, we should make him happy! Maybe we should give him a hug."

Yesterday, while we were building a castle with her duplos, Audia suddenly gave me a huge bear hug and said to me "I just want you to know that I will love you forever and ever." She has such a sweet, tender heart.

Every morning, between 6:30 and 7:30, Audia wakes up and comes into our bedroom to crawl into bed, snuggle up to me, hold my hand, and sleep until 8 or 9. Those little tiny cherub hands holding so tightly onto mine as she sleeps peacefully melt my heart every morning.

Last night, while we were having song and cuddle time before bed, baby was super active so I placed Audia's hand on my belly and said "Let's see if you can feel the baby kick." He, of course, stopped the second I put her hand on my belly, and after a couple of minutes I said "I think he went to sleep. I'm sorry, honey. We can try again tomorrow, ok?" Her reply was "Thank you for letting me feel the baby, Mommy!"