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Amazing Boy

I'm a proud mom of a beautiful 20 month old boy.  Today, like every day, I woke up to his cry and as we began our usual routine I was overwhelmed with sadness and joy all at the same time.  Life's routines overwhelm us and we forget to live each moment fully.  As I got him out of bed I greeted him with my usual hugs and kisses.  From there we moved on to the big bed where I change and dress him every morning.  As I was rushing to put on his diaper he started to squirm away and play.  I of course got him back to dressing and he said something that stopped me in my tracks.  He looked at me with his big green eyes and said " Mama hug."  It just hit me that babies and kids in general have this sense of now.  They don't take any moment for granted and they have no concept of the right time or the right place.  Each moment is an opportunity for them to live life at its fullest.  Rushing to dress him seemed like a silly thing to do when my boy wanted to cuddle and hug.  Who cares about time and schedules, and anything else that gets in the way of enjoying one of life's greatest gifts, my son.  I'm lucky enough to be a stay at home mom, and us moms put a lot of pressure on ourselves about what we should do and when.  Sometimes this takes away from the very thing that we have dedicated ourselves to.  This is why I want to be there, to enjoy these few stolen moments, before he'll be to cool and too old to give mama cuddles.  For his 20 months my son is very wise and I love him very much.
TinaGirl TinaGirl 26-30, F 18 Responses Mar 1, 2007

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It is true that when we grow up to be men we turn into babies again. I miss my 2 and 4 year old everyday even when they're right beside me.

omg this story bought tears to my eyes imloved it soo much

I am 21, but reading the story makes me really look forward to have my own baby someday..!!

Beautiful story!

Aww, I love my son so much I think I drown him with hugs and kisses, now he is going around hugging random people. He hugs everyone now, he is so awesome and sweet, great story!

Aww, I love my son so much I think I drown him with hugs and kisses, now he is going around hugging random people. He hugs everyone now, he is so awesome and sweet, great story!

Beautiful story!

I couldn't have sead it better

awe, i love this :)

Beautiful. I had to stop reading and hug my 7year old... thanx for sharing! :D

I have 4 younger siblings, soon to be 5. I'm 15 and one time while I was looking at my little sisters face (3 years old) I started crying because of all the things she represents to me. Crying out of happiness and sadness combined though. Mostly happiness.

I have a son that just turned 2 on April 14th.He talks alot and i enjoy as much time as i can with him.Its true these times go so fast when they are gone they are missed so bad.I also have 2 daughters ages 16 and 13 and i miss picking out the little dresses for them and hearing there little voices saying mommy.My son has brought so much joy to them also.I agree we should all enjoy the little things in life that mean the most.My mom and Dad both passed away 11 years ago only 6 monthes apart and it makes me so sad that my kids dont have them here.I am lonely alot without them to.When they died i wrote a poem for them and part of the poem said"and though i no longer can see there smiling faces the smiles of my children must fill those empty spaces"and its so true kids have the power to ease the pain in so many situations with there "i love you mommy"and they're hugs &kisses.These are the days we will hold forever in our hearts.

I couldn't have said it better myself. My son is 3 months old, and while he cannot speak yet, his eyes speak volumes!

Cute :D Being a mom is, am sure awesome and hard at the same time ... i want to be a mom one day but am scared at the same time .... like how do you what to say and what to do so you dont spoil them too much or ignore something important? ... but am sure they bring happiness to our life more than we could imagine ... Good Luck to Ya ... Enjoy the little special moments :D

I too was a stay at home mom and there were days that I wish those baby days away. They can be really hard. I wish I hadn't been so worried about how clean my house was and what kind of dinners I put on the table. I didn't enjoy those day as much as I should have I regret it. My girls are now 16 and 18. I've learned from those days and spend as much time being with them as possible. They are wonderful people, but I wish I'd taken just a little more time to enjoy those baby days. I can't wait to be a grandma so I can have a chance to try it again.

Tinagirl, <br />
My heart just tripled in size. I think this is the best story I have read on EP to date. <br />
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My son is 6 and it seems like yesterday he was a newborn. <br />
I couldn't wait for him to smile at me without the nurses saying "it's just gas". <br />
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I couldn't wait for him to say Mama, even though his first word was "GAK". <br />
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I couldn't wait for him to crawl and then he walked at 9 months. <br />
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I couldn't wait for him to eat solid food, and my kitchen was a mess for 3 years. <br />
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I couldn't wait for him to be potty trained, and now he leaves the seat up and pees on the floor. <br />
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I couldn't wait for him to know God, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and then he said "If God is real, why can't I see him?" <br />
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I couldn't wait for him to sleep in a big boy bed, and now he demands 800 count cotton sheets. <br />
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I couldn't wait for him to start school, and when he did I cried the whole day. <br />
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I couldn't wait for him to ride a bike, and I was amazed when he got a wrench and took the training wheels off all by himself.<br />
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This journey goes by much too fast. Today I waited, watched, hugged, kissed and smiled. He's my beautiful, beautiful boy.

This comment made me laugh out loud (gak!!) and want to cry (with joy). I can't wait to have a dear little one of my own :)

Gorgeous story! :)

jana