Monday, March 29, 2010
Dear Charley and Henry,
After you, Henry, woke up today from your afternoon nap...you were excited to head outside. I needed to get supper put together and in the oven so I told you, Charley, to head out back with Henry and keep an eye on him. I would be out soon. You both ran outside and I worked hard to quickly get dinner put together - one eye on the dinner operations and one eye on you two.
The two of you puttered about in the sandbox, slid down the slide, swung on your bellies, and the whole time you were chatting away. You were safe. You were kind.
I knew you were waiting for me to come out so that I could push you on the swings. And I was excited to go out and push you and catch up on your day. Charley, you had arrived home from preschool and got busy playing - and then your playdate showed up to play and he got you - I didn't.
I started to feel guilty for not getting out there faster. Shouldn't I rush to take advantage of the pushing?...soon you will learn to pump and won't need me out there.
And yet, the times where I can stand back and watch the two of you be brothers...those are some of my favorite moments being your mother. It is when the quiet settles around me...when things stop, and I can take in your faces, your chitter chatter, the natural brotherly behaviors, your size, and innocence.
These days are flying by...and me rushing out to give you pushes would have been wonderful, but part of being a mom is letting you go, stepping back, and watching the amazing little beings you are becoming. And boy do you both amaze me daily.
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