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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hurry up....No! Slow Down!



























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71 Comments:

Blogger Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

That was really sweet! I think that sums up how all moms feel just perfectly!

June 22, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I need to see these times during the day too.

June 22, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

Ditto!

June 22, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger MICHELLE RENEE' said...

It does go by so fast...My oldest and my most challenging kid turned 12 last week :( I miss my babies sometimes...

June 22, 2010 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Jenn @ South of Sheridan said...

So sweet! :)

June 22, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger becca said...

We're on the same page. I'm also soaking up these moments. Or trying. Beautifully written.

June 22, 2010 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

*sigh*

so true, so true.

Maybe you should write a few real post its and stick 'em up around your house or put one on your face or on your boys faces...

;o) Sweet post its......

June 22, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Katie's Dailies said...

Sleep+Babies of All Ages=Angels in bed

What a sweet way to wake up to today!

June 22, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Hold that thought. It will be over before you know it. Rosemary

June 22, 2010 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I think the same things when I look at my boys so sweet when they're asleep, girl!

June 22, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

I totally agree. I think the same thing myself when the house is quiet and they are asleep. I can't believe my youngest is going to be FOUR this summer. It's really bittersweet!

June 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Eternal Lizdom said...

My favorite part of my night is when I go to check on my kids before I go to bed. I can't snuggle on Teagan ecause she isn't a snuggly sleepy kid and snuggling wakes her up. But I do tuck her in and brush her hair back from her face. Zach is the one I can love on while he sleeps- I kiss his cheeks and hands and belly and toes and he will sometimes reach out for me as I go to stand up... asking for more. I love that time with each of them!

June 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

So sweet and so true.

I still love when I catch one of them smiling in their sleep.

June 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Awww. You are so right, we need to cherish the moments even when they are arguing. Because one day the quiet moments will be when they are gone.
One of my biggest reasons for quitting work--so I could enjoy my babies now.

June 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I'm the same way. After all the chaos that happens in the day, I feel like such a failure on some nights. Why can't I just be more patient, calmer about everything??

June 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

EXACTLY!

June 22, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Maegan said...

this totally sums up the way i think all moms feel. i spend the entire day just trying to make and then each night i feel bad for the way i handled the day. you said it perfectly!

June 22, 2010 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger KLZ said...

I really think when a time machine is eventually invented it will be by a mother.

June 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Brittney said...

awww how sweet

June 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Adoption of Jane said...

great post its!!! super sweet!

June 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Mayhem said...

So true. When I am older and the kids leave, I know I'll be wishing for all those moments that I wanted to speed by.

My husband snapped at our 7 year old, "Grow up!" when she was whining. And, I thought, "Nooo! Slow down!"

June 22, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger SassySillySpunky said...

I love this post! It is SO SO SO true!!

June 22, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger chele said...

Savor every moment ... because it does go by way too quickly.

June 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger cathyjoy said...

that is so sweet!

June 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

Oh for the LOVE I fee exactly the same way. I slept in the guest room w/ my big kid last night...he was feverish and shares a room w/ his lil brother so he wanted some mommy time and who was I to say no? I just cuddled his little 5 year old self and stared at him for almost an hour before falling asleep. Sigh.

June 22, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh. That is just too sweet. I <3 it!

June 22, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Fan-friggin-tastic!!! Perfectly said!!!

June 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

Very sweet.

June 22, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

wow I have some of the same thoughts.. It is so true to look back and reflect. If we had a hard day I feel bad if things were kind of wild and then want to go and hug and kiss. Oh it does go fast..

June 22, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

So true! What a sweet post. It made me tear up!

June 22, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

That just says it all! Great post :)

Happy PINT!

June 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger The Boob Nazi said...

Loved it

June 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

just beautiful and tweeted cause I had to share it..

June 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

I kept waiting for the....and then they woke up, etc!!! You are right though...they grow up so fast!! Sometimes I wish mine could stay 4 forever. He's independent, yet still sweet and in love with his mama. If only it could stay that way!

June 22, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger LisaDay said...

I can literally sit all day watching my little guy be himself. It's wonderful.

lisaDay

June 22, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Oh I so feel you on that, I think I need to copy and print those and place them on the wall in my house.

June 22, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Sooo sweet. I think you just stole my PYHO post for tomorrow! But, you said it much better than I would have!

June 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Shell...that was beautiful. You brought tears to my eyes...Will is almost out of diapers and it makes me so sad that he will not be a baby anymore.

June 22, 2010 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Reagan said...

The days go so slowly and the years so quickly ...

June 22, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

okay now those are the sweetest post its I have ever seen!

Wish I had that mind set right now I am ready to strangle some kiddoz that are fighting over stupid bouncy balls! ;)

June 22, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

That's a very sweet poem, Shell! I know I love watching them on the video monitor when they sleep. Especially Maddie because she's in a crib and still sleeps with her butt in the air. :)

June 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger cheri said...

thanks for the support on yesterday's post. what you have here are my exact same sentiments while he's asleep, too.

happy PINT :)

June 22, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Meeko Fabulous said...

That was lovely! You should have that published or framed or something. Beautiful sentiments of a mom. :)

June 22, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Mine look like little angels when they are sleeping...although I know better when they are awake...lol!

I have awesome kids and I am so proud of them. A mom's love for their children is so strong...a bond that can't be broken!

June 22, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i love the post it thing so fun all the time.

June 22, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

I was so feeling these today. I often wish the day would move along so that they will go to bed and dream sweet dreams and it will be quiet. Then they are quiet and sleeping and I remember that soon. Very soon, they will not want to play with me anymore, and my house will be quiet and empty soon enough. I need to learn patience. Enjoy each moment, regardless of how loud they are.

June 22, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Oh now this I can relate to! It's so so true. But it can be so hard to be appreciative of all their energy when they're driving us crazy all day!! I think as long as we take a moment, even when they're sleeping, every day to commit to memory, we're doing okay.

June 22, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger cfoxes33 said...

What a sweet post-it.

June 22, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Heather @ Two Little Monkeys Plus Hubby said...

Very sweet!

June 22, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Shell, this was extremely sweet!

June 22, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Nancy C said...

Thank you for voicing what I so often feel.

June 22, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Nice poem yo, I really dug it

June 22, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

So true!

June 22, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

Very sweet. And true!

June 22, 2010 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

Me too! It goes by waaaaay to fast!

June 22, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger *LLUVIA* said...

YES YES YES YES!!!!

June 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

No matter how mean Babe has been, if he naps too long I have to restrain waking him sometimes because he looks so sweet and peaceful and it makes me want to cuddle. Then he wakes up and is in everything, climbing everywhere, pulling my hair and squealing the brain piercing squeal of death. :]

June 22, 2010 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger MojoMama said...

I absolutely agree, 100%. Son #2 just turned a year old, and it's flown by! Where does the time go? Make it stop!

June 22, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Much More Than Mommy said...

Ditto. :-) I see Big Sister walking, and she's going into 1st grade at the beginning of August. And she poses for the camera and thinks that boys are cute already, and ohmygosh. *facepalm* But, every stage is so much fun -- fond stuff to look back on, so much to look forward to!

June 22, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

I couldn't have said it better myself, hun!

June 22, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Aging Mommy said...

Shell that is beautiful and oh so very true I think for all of us. The days are long but the years are short, every day I try and remember that.

June 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM  
OpenID bernicewood said...

You know, it is so odd, as I am looking from the other end. My "baby" is 17! One thing that has been funny is that I have to be willing to stay up late as it seems she opens up more and more the later it gets! So if I want to have open communication with her, I have to stay up til midnight or later! Lol!
Love your blog!

June 22, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

That was beautiful!!! Recently my "sister" Rachel...the one whos daughter passed away last month of cancer said something to me that has not left me head. She said "spend each day as if you won't see tomorrow, give that extra hug even if you don't have the time because what if you woke up the next day and they weren't there to hug. Try not to have any regrets and do not wish away time." So true....thats why I loved this post!

June 22, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

Amen! I find myself staring at my youngest one. He's not a baby anymore. He is 4. I try to remember to enjoy him. Because it goes so fast. Beautiful and spot on.

June 22, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

This is so true! I wish I would have read this earlier in the day. There's something so perfect about those times when I watch them sleep that I wish I could just stop time all together. At those moments I wish there were no such thing as time. It's too short. Thanks for this sweet reminder.

June 22, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who gets all sentimental when the kids are asleep :)

June 22, 2010 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger B said...

It does go by too fast. Thank you for the gentle reminder.

June 22, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Jacque said...

I totally agree! Nap time is my favorite time of the day. It recharges me for the afternoon. :) I find myself sometimes just peeking in the room to watch the boys sleep - and never does it not bring a smile to my face.

June 23, 2010 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger Dysfunctional Mom said...

Totally identify with this! It flies by so quickly.

June 23, 2010 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

It's that little tug of war that I imagine is always going on inside of you.

I'm doing that with school right now. Part of me is thinking, "Let's get this junk over with!" and another part is thinking, "Wait a damn minute! How did I get here so quickly?"

Although, I suppose life is always kind of like that, eh?

June 23, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

Ditto.

June 24, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

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