You have a nappy and vest on that’s all you need, your temperature has been up all day.  Your vest is undone and hanging open round your knees.

You strut round the room like you own it, and come over, crossing your arms on my news, resting your head in your hands. You look up

“Mummy Nemo” your eyes pleading for what you want.

“A little bit and then bed” I can’t say no to that face.

You know it’s bedtime but you don’t care. A few more minutes, seconds or hours, time means nothing to you, you are still to young to understand.

“You either sit with Mummy or Daddy, no running around” Daddy has spoken you know not to mess around.

“Mummy’s lap.”

I pick you up under your arms, and you left your legs, quickly putting all your weight into my hands, trusting that I will take it all without complaint! I put you on my lap.

I have my left arm resting on the side of the sofa, you curl up head resting on my arm, laying across me to watch the movie. I can smell the shampoo in your hair, I can feel your heart beating and the warmth of your body is keeping me nice and warm. I have to keep checking you are not sleeping, whispering to your Daddy across the room. Your breathing is getting slower and you are getting more relaxed but sleep doesn’t overcome you. You just rest silently. Laying in Mummy’s arms.

I relax as well, and cuddle you tighter, you don’t protest you let me. Sitting on the sofa watching Nemo together we have a moment.

It is a rare moment between the two of us, ones that are getting fewer and having longer absences between. So they are ones that I never want to forget, I am imprinting them into my brain so that I will always remember the times that only Mummy would do, no one else just you and me, your mummy.

This post was written for the Writing Workshop I chose prompt number 1. Be present. Describe a moment, something in your now. Doesn’t have to be extraordinary, just be still and take it all in.

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20 thoughts on “Mummy and Baba Moment!

  • October 7, 2010 at 7:13 am
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    Ah darling! That’s beautiful! My ‘moments’ are getting sparse too 🙁

    ’tis sad, isn’t it :

    Becca xxx

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  • October 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm
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    It makes me sad that my moments like this with my boys are now fewer. I don’t like it when they’re not feeling well but at the same time its when I get the most snuggles 🙂

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  • October 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm
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    Awww….so cute! I wish I would’ve enjoyed Chick more at that age because now those moments are all dependant on how stroppy she’s being 😉

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  • October 7, 2010 at 3:47 pm
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    These moments become scarcer as time goes on. But they still happen…..

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  • October 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm
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    So lovely – Those moments are getting rarer and rarer, for now. But they will just change into different moments like you say. I’m 32, and I feel proud to say that even now, there are times when only Mum will do. You’re doing a great job, and I think this is such a lovely post. xx

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  • October 8, 2010 at 7:59 am
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    What a lovely post. My daughter has never been the sort of child who will happily cuddle up on the sofa with me 🙁 I hope that as she grows up a little, she’ll enjoy those cuddles more.
    She still runs across the room to give me kisses, cuddles and eskimo rubs though, so I’m not that hard done by 😛 xx

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  • October 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm
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    what a beautiful moment to share. very wise of you to make the most of them!

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  • October 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm
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    This is beautiful. I feel like I steal cuddles from my little one too.

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  • October 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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    Truly lovely. Tonight muy son agesd six gave me a new moment he said mummy i want ot be a wirter like you I have a book idea will you help me. We madly scribbled down his idea in a speicl notebook and beamed at each other. I love you he siad and curled up to sleep. Fabulous

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