Stay Little

This is one of my favorite photos of Big One as a baby. One day after he was born. Snuggling on Mommy. I love this picture.

How is it possible that this is the same child who is now 3 1/2? Energetic. Telling stories. Laughing. Throwing temper tantrums. Hugging his Mommy.

Tonight I spent a little extra time with my big guy at bed time. We sang and cuddled. He ended up snuggling up with me similar to the photo above. As soon as he snuggled up to me, my mind instantly went to the photo.

I don't usually get sad about the kids getting older. I cherish the memories we have but I also love seeing their new tricks and all of the things they learn each day. But moments like tonight remind me just how fast they grow. I want to keep them little forever. I don't want them to outgrow their chubby little fingers. I don't want them to avoid my hugs in public because it's embarrassing. I don't want them to feel like they don't need Mommy to fix their boo boos. And I don't want to forget all of the little moments of their childhood. The emotions I feel. The laughs we share. Even the tears that are shed. I don't want to lose it.


Christy said...

Oh so sweet. I'm sure you won't forget - and you have this lovely blog to look back upon for the rest of time! :-)

jen@odbt said...

I felt that way today. My son just had his 1st communion. I feel like he's still my little boy. Great post!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

*Wiping tears away* Amen, friend. I love those newborn pictures. All wrinkled and scrunchy. They grow too fast.

Brandi said...

That picture is just too cute! I amazingly don't have any pictures of just me and my little one at the hospital. Everyone else is in them.

Have a happy Mother's Day!