“He’s a big boy, you don’t need to do that anymore” “Mom, why do you still want to brush my hair”
Let me do the things just a little longer, I’m not ready for you to grow up.
“You baby them when you sing to them at night” I will sing to them till they no longer need my voice to fall asleep too.
One day in the not so distant future they won’t but right now they still do. I will continue till they no longer need it.
Right now they still need me to make their dinner exactly the way they like it, peel the apple the way they like it. Pick out their clothes. They still like to run and play and pretend they are in a far off land with super powers. I know some day they wont yell “Mommy watch this”
“Mommy, why do you hug me so tight” Because I know one day getting a hug from you will be difficult.
“Why do you care so much how big their birthdays are” Because one day they wont need those big birthday parties
I remember like it was yesterday the day I gave birth to all of them. Where we could lay in bed and I could watch you sleep, or get those cute little hick ups and getting so mad that they wouldn’t stop. I remember their first words, their first steps. I will hold on to those forever because one day it will be your first car, your first house and your first child.
I get teary eye’d just thinking about there will be a day where you wont jump on the bed and say “Mommy can we snuggle” One day you will be too cool for me.
For now you still do.
I know through all this, all my caring and love, you all will become the amazing people that I have always dreamed about. Smart, kind and full of love. Exactly the way I showed you. You wont always need me to do these things, or to tell you how important you will be or you are.
I know somedays I say that I wish you were more independent or that I wish I didn’t have to do all the things, but I cherish every moment because I will love you always.