Love Overflowing

Now that’ll make you cry….

on December 21, 2008

We have a bedtime routine in our house. Emily gets in her jammies; mommy or daddy will read her several stories; she gives kisses; I carry her while singing the goodnight song and Stephen tickles her feet. We say her prayers; get her situated and tell her goodnight. This is how it’s been for 2 years. And I like it.

I always knew there would come a time that we would have to change the routine because Emily would be too big to carry or be in a big girl bed. But she’s still carry-able and still in her crib probably will be until she’s 5 but that’s another story. So I should have awhile right???? Right???????

Not according to Emily. The other night, I gave her a bath and put on her jammies. It was still a little early so we snuggle up on my bed and watched a little “Wheel of Fortune”. She decided that I needed to put on Scooby pj’s and dug them out of my bottom drawer. I told her I’d put them on later and to head to the chair for story time. Emily picked out the books she wanted to read and said she wanted mommy to read. So we read together, snuggling. And then it was time for Daddy hugs and kisses. Stephen then told her to head to Mommy so mommy could take her to bed. And then it came.

No, walk.

Wha????????? Come again…. Say what?????

No, I walk.

This can’t be happening. I should have at least another 6 months to a year of being able to carry her right? She’s only 2 and 2 months. Not even 2 and a half. So, she walked. And I cried. Seriously, I cried.

And then she detoured to mommy’s room and tried bringing out the scooby jammies.  Ah ha!! She was wanting to stall!!!

I wish that were the case, as she wanted to walk to her crib during nap time. I don’t think it will be an every day occurrence or at least I hope. I love getting that last carry in for the day as it is one of the few times that she really let’s me baby her.

My little girl is growing up and I have to deal with it. I have to get on board because there is no other option. But I don’t have to like it! I can, and will, shed some tears now and again. Because I am her mom and that’s what we moms do.

3 responses to “Now that’ll make you cry….

  1. Kristina says:

    I know its so sad as they are growing up sooooo fast!!! I get teared eyed just thinking of the day they no longer believe in Santa!!! Why can’t they just stay babies forever?!?!

  2. Mandy says:


    waaaaaa! I know that this time is limited. Sometimes I am cursing that L & N can’t walk the stairs, but once they can, there won’t be a reason for me to carry them. It is hard enough to get a hug around here.

    Merry Christmas, Karon. I want to grab one of those cookies through my monitor!

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