Not long after Sawyer was born we had to part with our rocking chair.
It was the glider-type where the chair and ottoman slide in unison, unless it’s being climbed on by two 21 month-olds who are trying to touch their new baby brother’s eyeballs or slide him a Cheerio while he’s nursing. Soon my rocking chair turned into a prop for the toddler version of Cirque Du Soleil minus the grace, coordination and protective netting. The chair had to go.
Despite his rock-less life, Sawyer is a cuddling, rocking kind of little man. He will climb into my lap, wriggle his glasses up onto his nose and wait for me to sway a bit. Our new porch swing is my second chance at lulling him to sleep for a summertime nap before it is cold and he is grown.
We sneak in a few minutes almost every day, folding our time into the space where his nap once belonged. He debates between stretching out and curling up and twirls my hair with four year-old coordination and when I say “look how long your legs are!”
He says “they are two minutes long Mommy, two minutes.”
And I’m pretty sure they are.
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Such a beautiful moment…as mommies we need to take the simplest moments when we can because they grow up so fast.
Couldn’t agree more, I try to hang on to all the little moments just as much as I cherish the big ones.
Once I fel with an old rocking chair as well;) although I haven’t got those skills like the acrobats of the Cirque Du Soleil… I wish I had:)
Elaine A. says
That swing surely is a sweet, dreamy spot. I adore that photo…
Beautiful. I missed so many chances for snuggles in Nik’s first year that I still try to make up for lost time when he’s drifting off to sleep at night. Or when he’s on the sofa; I’ll settle in and pull him onto my lap. Sometimes he will just lay against me for a minute or two but I drink it all in.
Thank for sharing your sweet moment and evoking memories of my own. 🙂
sarah reinhart says
our glider is still one of my favorite pieces of furniture. it’s on the “things I recommend” list to new moms-to-be. but oh, I get that it becomes a jungle gym eventually 🙂 how sweet that down the road you and your little have this swing time together. lovely. xx.
I miss our glider, especially now that he is actually asking me to rock him. So glad we have the porch swing now.
Love this & the picture is perfect.
Alexa (katbiggie) says
sweetest post! I love the amazing little things that our little ones say. I need to start capturing them more as well!
That picture just made me cry. I live for my own “two minutes long” moments with my kids. Thanks for sharing!
I’m openly weeping at work.
two minutes long <3 Perfection
I know, they always say it better than we ever could, don’t they?
such a beautiful picture!
JDaniel4's Mom says
My son barely fits in my lap. I dread the day he stops trying to make it work.
What a beautiful post. I try hard not to miss the moments my 4 year old asks me to snuggle or play. They grow up way to quickly!