Things I Can't Say
Tips and Tales from an Introverted Mom
June 22, 2010 by: Shell
Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! says
June 22, 2010 at 7:25 am
That was really sweet! I think that sums up how all moms feel just perfectly!
Secret Mom Thoughts says
I need to see these times during the day too.
June 22, 2010 at 7:26 am
MICHELLE RENEE' says
June 22, 2010 at 7:28 am
It does go by so fast…My oldest and my most challenging kid turned 12 last week 🙁 I miss my babies sometimes…
Jenn @ South of Sheridan says
June 22, 2010 at 7:30 am
So sweet! 🙂
June 22, 2010 at 7:35 am
We're on the same page. I'm also soaking up these moments. Or trying. Beautifully written.
June 22, 2010 at 7:47 am
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……
Katie's Dailies says
June 22, 2010 at 7:53 am
Sleep+Babies of All Ages=Angels in bed
What a sweet way to wake up to today!
Steadfast Ahoy! says
June 22, 2010 at 8:18 am
Hold that thought. It will be over before you know it. Rosemary
June 22, 2010 at 8:40 am
I think the same things when I look at my boys so sweet when they're asleep, girl!
June 22, 2010 at 8:45 am
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!
Eternal Lizdom says
June 22, 2010 at 8:59 am
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 9:04 am
So sweet and so true.
I still love when I catch one of them smiling in their sleep.
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 9:06 am
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??
Sorta Southern Single Mom says
June 22, 2010 at 9:10 am
June 22, 2010 at 9:12 am
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 9:16 am
I really think when a time machine is eventually invented it will be by a mother.
June 22, 2010 at 9:31 am
awww how sweet
Adoption of Jane says
June 22, 2010 at 9:35 am
great post its!!! super sweet!
June 22, 2010 at 9:43 am
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 9:54 am
I love this post! It is SO SO SO true!!
June 22, 2010 at 10:00 am
Savor every moment … because it does go by way too quickly.
June 22, 2010 at 10:01 am
that is so sweet!
June 22, 2010 at 10:05 am
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.
Andrea (ace1028) says
June 22, 2010 at 10:08 am
Oh. That is just too sweet. I <3 it!
June 22, 2010 at 10:15 am
Fan-friggin-tastic!!! Perfectly said!!!
Florida Girl Meets the Midwest says
June 22, 2010 at 10:17 am
June 22, 2010 at 10:33 am
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..
Cheryl D. says
June 22, 2010 at 10:49 am
So true! What a sweet post. It made me tear up!
June 22, 2010 at 10:50 am
That just says it all! Great post 🙂
The Boob Nazi says
June 22, 2010 at 10:58 am
June 22, 2010 at 11:02 am
just beautiful and tweeted cause I had to share it..
The Mommyologist says
June 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
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 11:08 am
I can literally sit all day watching my little guy be himself. It's wonderful.
June 22, 2010 at 11:18 am
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 11:22 am
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 11:23 am
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 12:24 pm
The days go so slowly and the years so quickly …
June 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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 12:33 pm
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 12:40 pm
thanks for the support on yesterday's post. what you have here are my exact same sentiments while he's asleep, too.
happy PINT 🙂
Meeko Fabulous says
June 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
That was lovely! You should have that published or framed or something. Beautiful sentiments of a mom. 🙂
June 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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 1:45 pm
i love the post it thing so fun all the time.
June 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm
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.
Just Another Mom of 2 says
June 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm
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 2:08 pm
What a sweet post-it.
Heather @ Two Little Monkeys Plus Hubby says
June 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm
June 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm
Shell, this was extremely sweet!
Nancy C says
June 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm
Thank you for voicing what I so often feel.
June 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Nice poem yo, I really dug it
June 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm
June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm
Very sweet. And true!
June 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Me too! It goes by waaaaay to fast!
June 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm
YES YES YES YES!!!!
Babes Mami says
June 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm
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 5:17 pm
I absolutely agree, 100%. Son #2 just turned a year old, and it's flown by! Where does the time go? Make it stop!
Much More Than Mommy says
June 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm
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 7:02 pm
I couldn't have said it better myself, hun!
Aging Mommy says
June 22, 2010 at 8:30 pm
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 8:57 pm
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 9:00 pm
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 9:34 pm
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 9:55 pm
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 10:59 pm
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who gets all sentimental when the kids are asleep 🙂
June 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm
It does go by too fast. Thank you for the gentle reminder.
June 23, 2010 at 6:08 am
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.
Dysfunctional Mom says
June 23, 2010 at 6:10 am
Totally identify with this! It flies by so quickly.
June 23, 2010 at 10:55 am
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?
Messy Mommy says
June 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm