Staying In The Moment… staying in the present is rewarding

ImageIt was just one of those after pre-school early evenings where everything was a drama.

One of the nights when you knew Toddler was going to make me want to pull my hair out. Continue reading

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Things Davis Says… from the mouth of toddlers

CSC_0329Bedtime last night.

D: Every night you need to snuggle with me for a long, long, long time.
Mom: I’ll snuggle for a bit but I have to finishing cleaning the house and getting things done for Christmas.
D: Repeat after me… Every…
Mom: Every…
D: Night…
Mom: Night…
D: I will…
Mom: I will..
D: Snuggle a long time…
Mom: Snuggle a long time…
D: With Davis.
Mom: With Davis.

(yes, she pulled my repeat after me move. and she did it with a smile.)

 

DSC_0335Last night, bedtime, during the quiet game to keep her quiet.

D: (suddenly kisses Mom on the cheek, pauses) Are we allowed to kiss?
Mom: (melting inside) Yes, baby.
D: (kisses Mom again, on the lips) I love you every day and always. Even when you are not here and I am at preschool you are with me… in my heart.
Mom: (melts more, decides D will get her long, long, long snuggle.)

(I’m thinking I got my Christmas gift early with that one.)

Christmas, ‘Tis the Season to be Tired… when putting your kid to bed doesn’t work

it was so easy when toddler couldn't walk...

it was so easy when toddler couldn’t walk…

Last night:

8p.m. Toddler misses bedtime due to babysitting neighbours 4year old so she could go to older son’s Christmas concert (fyi: the school only allows 2 tickets per family so younger son couldn’t go.)

8:30p.m. Gets toddler ready for bed. Jammies on, teeth brushed, face washed. Continue reading

What Toddlers Dream Of…

tell me all your secrets while you sleep... little one....

Being as I have no adult regularly sharing my bed, often my little angel sleeps with me. Thanks to this I am privy to some precious moments of her in never-never-land and some moments of sadness and terror as her subconscious leads her into lands of bad dreams.

Last night she had a few. And since she’s started talking in her sleep this is what I got:

dream 1…

D: “NO. No no no no.” *sobs*
ME: (because a mother can’t help it) “Shhhhhh. It’s OK baby. Mama’s here.”
D: “No. That is myyyyyy toy. I want it.”
ME: *rubs child’s back* “Shhhh. Baby it’s a dream. Go back to sleep.”
D: “I want the toy” *pause* “And I want the book.”

side note: apparently she is greedy in her dreams and doesn’t want to share.

dream 2….

D: *sob* “I want the swing…. ” insert mumbling gibberish
ME: “Go on the other swing.” *no back rubbing*
D: “Ok.” *sobbing stops*

side note: apparently mommy is learning how to manipulate the dream as it’s happening.