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Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Life, Love, Sleep | 11 comments

It’s the little things

It’s the little things

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Life is busy, and if we’re not careful it can pass us by in a blur of work, eat, sleep, work… At least that’s how I feel since I went back to work full time. There are days when I feel like I’ve spent more time sitting in my car commuting than I have spent with my son. Actually, that’s probably the reality rather than just a feeling.

But in the middle of it all, there are moments that are worth stopping for and realising “This is it, THIS is why it’s all worth it.”

Tonight I had one of those wonderful moments. I was going through Little Man’s bedtime routine, and while we were sitting upstairs waiting for Daddy to bring up the milk so we could start the bedtime story, I gave him a hug and said “I love you Little Man.”

“Love you too,” he replied.

He’s never said that before. Sure there have been hugs and kisses, but never the actual words. (I may have welled up!)

So that was my special moment today, and I’ll treasure it.

What did your little ones say or do this week that made you stop and realise “this is what it’s all about”?


  1. Awwww that is just lovely! Little M says ‘I love you Mommy/Daddy’ but I’d say he’s only mimicking us… Melt!!!

  2. Oh that’s so cute 🙂

  3. My treasure told me tonight that I have a fat belly because I eat fat. Daddy doesn’t have a fat belly but it’s softer to cuddle you than daddy…. Diet time me thinks!!!! Lol

  4. Aww that is a real moment. I said Nathan loves his cuddles and he repeated cuddles while we cuddled which was cute but can’t wait till he says the 3 little words. Very touching 🙂

  5. What a wonderful moment. It does really make you count your blessings, doesn’t it?

    For me, I have my “it’s all worth it” moments when I show up at daycare and find him happily playing or looking at a book. And then, when he looks up and sees me, he gives me the best smile. It gives me such relief and pleasure to know he’s happy when I’m not there but even happier when I am. 🙂 I’m looking forward to the day when he can articulate those special words but for now I’ll take the smile. 🙂

    • I love that part of the day too Tammy! 

  6. So sweet! As I was leaving the room the other night after putting my 21 month old son to bed I whispered “Mommy loves Rían”. He whispered back “Rían loooooves sweetcorn!” Oh well, at least the kid loves his veggies!

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