Not letting the bed bugs bite.
August 03, 2010

When Charlotte cut her last two teeth (numbers seven and eight), her entire sleep schedule went down the drain.  For the first time in months, she refused to nap unless she was on me.  At first, I felt exhausted by the switch, like I had taken one parenting step forward and twelve backward.  But a day or two into it, I began to really enjoy her naps on me.  The laundry piled up, but my baby was snuggled.  The dishes piled up, but my baby was rested.  The floor was swept less often, but my baby was rocked.  The house was less guest-friendly as a whole, but my baby was loved.

How does that poem go?  I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep?  What it should say is: I’m loving my baby and babies don’t keep.

And suddenly, thinking that, the laundry does not seem so important after all.

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  1. By Sarah on August 03, 2010

    AMEN!!! I always take time to be with my kids because I know that soon enough, they will be too “cool” for Mommy time.

  2. By Heidi on August 03, 2010

    Great reminder!  Thanks.  I needed that today.





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