Because motherhood will never be a perfect science


on February 18, 2013

You know that feeling you get when you watch your kids sleep?

I’m not talking about RELIEF after a particularly hard day.

I mean the warm, mopey feeling when you look at your sleeping child and just see the quiet innocence and beauty that is your baby, toddler, child, or teen.


Forgotten are the trials of the day. The arguments and yelling, chastising and cajoling that have completely exhausted you and drained you of motivation to do anything else.

There they lay, breathing softly; totally spent from a day of mini or major chaos; and now resting somewhere in dreamland.

You look at them and wonder why time insists on moving so quickly. Where has the baby fat gone? When did they get so big? Who will they be when they grow up? Will I have taught them all they need to know? Am I doing a good job as a parent? What more should I be doing?

All of these things go through your mind as you watch them sleeping. They follow you to bed and maybe visit your subconscious through your dreams. You may wake up feeling just a little melancholy for special moments that have already passed you by.

But you feel grateful for another day….

Then the kids get up and someone starts crying; someone refuses to brush their teeth and a fight ensues…

Has anyone figured out how to fast forward to bedtime???


3 responses to “THAT FEELING

  1. No honey unfortunately not. 😦 Calm…..Yoga….breathe…..remind yourself it won’t last forever and when they walk out that door when they have reached adulthood…. the saddest day of your life and all of this will mean nothing. Blatant plug – apologies…get my book…you will know what I mean. My thoughts are with you, but if I could have them young again and be my side…I would given anything 🙂 xx

  2. I find myself staring at my newborn all the time!

    He has grown so much in 6 weeks, but has so much more to go! I can totally relate to this post, but I know as time goes on I will relate to it more and more 🙂

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